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Crane Hassold

Director of Threat Intelligence

Crane Hassold is the Director of Threat Intelligence at Abnormal Security, where he leads an intelligence team responsible for researching enterprise-focused phishing threats. Prior to moving to the private sector in 2015, Crane served as an Analyst at the FBI for more than 11 years, spending most of his career in the Behavioral Analysis Units, providing support to intelligence community and law enforcement partners against national security adversaries and serial criminals. In 2012, Crane helped create the FBI’s Cyber Behavioral Analysis Center, which takes an asymmetric approach to examining cyber threats by combining the traditional behavioral concepts used for decades in the violent crime world with technical expertise to gain a holistic understanding of threat actor TTPs.

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On August 12, 2021, we identified and blocked a number of emails sent to Abnormal Security customers soliciting them to become accomplices in an insider threat scheme. The goal was for them to infect their companies’ networks with ransomware. These emails allege to come from someone with ties to the DemonWare ransomware group.
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