CloudSEK: Gold Rush on the Dark Web

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This whitepaper by CloudSEK discusses the surge in dark web activities surrounding Twitter's new 'Gold' verification. It reveals how threat actors sell Twitter Gold accounts, which were introduced alongside 'Blue' and 'Grey' verifications. The whitepaper outlines various methods used to acquire these accounts, including manual creation, brute-forcing existing accounts, and using malware to harvest credentials. It highlights the risks posed by these activities, including phishing and disinformation campaigns. The paper also discusses the robust cybersecurity practices needed to protect against these threats.