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Sixgill is an Israeli B2B cyber intelligence company that analyses and monitors the deep web and dark web for threat intelligence. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Sixgill was founded in Tel Aviv, Israel in 2014, by Avi Kasztan and Elad Lavi. The idea for Sixgill was initially developed by Kasztan. Soon after the company was established, it joined the Citibank accelerator program.
The Sixgill platform uses proprietary algorithms and technology to create profiles and patterns of dark web users and hidden social networks. It identifies and tracks potential cyber criminals to prevent malicious activity such as hacking and data breaches. Customers of Sixgill include global 2000 enterprises, financial services, managed security service providers (MSSPs), government and law enforcement entities.
In 2017, Sixgill was responsible for tracking ISIS cyber activity in relation to threats made towards Prince George and the British royal family. In 2019, Sixgill agents uncovered the money laundering activities undertaken by cyber criminals through the Fortnite Battle Royale online game in Russian, Chinese, Arabic, English and Spanish languages.
In 2014, Sixgill received its initial funding of US $1 million from Terra Labs. In 2016, the company raised an additional series A round of $4.3 million composed of $800,000 from Terra Labs and $3.5 million from Elron Electronic Industries.
Awards and recognition
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