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 digital 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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Threat Actor Dossier
London Blue
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 ...

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Scarlet Widow
February 13, 2019

While many cybercriminal gangs scam medium-sized and large corporations, Agari has now uncovered and documented the practices of a Nigeria-based scammer group, dubbed Scarlet Widow, that has evolved a different strategy focused on more vulnerable sectors such ...

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