About the Agari Cyber Intelligence Division

The Agari Cyber Intelligence Division (ACID) is the only counterintelligence research team dedicated to worldwide business email compromise and spear phishing investigation. ACID supports Agari’s unique mission of protecting communications so that humanity prevails over evil. The team works to uncover identity deception tactics, criminal group dynamics, and relevant trends in advanced email attacks. Created in 2018, ACID helps to impact the cyber threat ecosystem and mitigate cybercrime activity by working with law enforcement and other trusted partners.

The BEC Automated Deception System (BADS) is a tool used by ACID to automate active engagement sessions with cyber threat actors as a way to collect intelligence about adversary tactics and targets.

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London Blue Report
December 3, 2018

Nigeria has been a hub for scammers since long before the Internet came into wide use, and it remains one of the world’s primary centers for active gangs, including many that are focused on BEC. But with London Blue, a Nigerian gang has extended its base of operation ...

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Behind the 'From' Lines: Email Fraud on a Global Scale
November 15, 2018

Organized criminals are targeting businesses with identity deception attacks that cause financial losses and broken trust, but Agari is changing the game. Using responsible active defense techniques to analyze criminal email accounts, the Agari Cyber Intelligence ...

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