Category Archives: black hat

Post GandCrab, Cybercriminals Scouring the Dark Web for the Next Top Ransomware

A detailed look at underground forums shows that cybercriminals aren't sure where to look on the heels of the GandCrab ransomware group shutting its doors - and low-level actors are taking advantage of that by developing their own strains.

Smashing Security #141: Black Hat and Bridezillas

Say cheese to ransomware on your camera! A sponsored speech at Black Hat causes uproar, and should you trust that Lightning cable you’re about to plug into your MacBook?

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by The Cyberwire’s Dave Bittner.

Black Hat 2019: Addressing Supply-Chain Risk Starts with People, Microsoft Says

LAS VEGAS – Supply-chain attacks have nabbed headlines lately thanks to high-profile incidents like the Wipro news last April, where attackers were able to compromise the staffing agency’s network and pivot to their customers. That incident pointed out that supply-chain risk should be thought of in a much more holistic fashion than it usually is, […]

Microsoft sets up isolated environment for bug hunters to test attacks against Azure

Microsoft has some very good news for bug hunters: not only has the company doubled the top bounty reward for vulnerabilities discovered in its Azure cloud computing service, but has also created an isolated testing environment that will allow researchers to try to exploit them. The Azure Security Lab “The Azure Security Lab is a set of dedicated cloud hosts for security researchers to test attacks against IaaS scenarios, and which is isolated from Azure … More

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The Creation of Captain Tripwire: A Cyber Security Comic Book

It’s that time of year again where Black Hat and DEF CON are fast approaching and everyone interested in security will descend upon Las Vegas. While Craig Young will be there with his sold out Introduction to IoT Pentesting with Linux, I will be keeping my 2008 promise to myself and avoiding Vegas like the […]… Read More

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