Women in Information Security: Keren Elazari

Last time, I spoke with Kim Wong, a woman who recently acquired a cybersecurity role in Britain’s financial services industry. This time, I’m honored to speak with Keren Elazari. Not only has she given TED talks; she also founded BSidesTLV in Tel Aviv, Israel. We had a wonderful chat! Kimberly Crawley: Please tell me a … Read More The post Women in Information Security: Keren Elazari appeared first on The State of Security.
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Scammer, Meet Hacker: Part 3

Posing as a target in a job scam to see how deep the rabbit hole goes…In part 2, our involvement became more than just a chat, and the scammers started trying to get some money out of me in earnest. Their persistence is as impressive as their lack of attention to detail is bewildering. You’d think scammers this organized and prepared would be able to keep the name of a company straight, especially when they’re supposedly a hiring manager for said company. If we accept the idea that attackers are only as sophisticated as they need to be, the average victim must not notice that the name of the business changes, chooses not to challenge the scammers on the discrepancy or is just so desperate for the job and money that they don’t care.Here, in part 3, the scam leaves the virtual world and enters the physical. Let’s dive in.This image really becomes relevant in this post. You’ll see :)Step 10: How scammers make money from thin airThe process of how a totally fake, made up check, can become real, spendable US dollars, and in the process, ruin the victim’s day (or week, or month!).After emailing me a .pdf of a fake Chase...
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Women in Information Security: Keirsten Brager

My interviews with women and non-males in cybersecurity here on The State of Security have been very popular. Last month, when I looked for subjects for the third “Women in Information Security” series, I got an overwhelming response! The first person I interviewed for this next wave of interviews was security engineer Keirsten Brager. We had … Read More The post Women in Information Security: Keirsten Brager appeared first on The State of Security.
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Week 24 In Review – 2017

Events Related Security Fest - www.youtube.com This summer, Göteborg became the most secure city in Sweden! We had a day filled with great talks by internationally renowned speakers on some of the most cutting edge and interesting topics in IT-Security. ShowMeCon 2017 Videos - www.irongeek.com Resources List of Printers Which Do or Do Not Display The post Week 24 In Review – 2017 appeared first on Infosec Events.
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NullCrew’s Orbit, AKA Timothy French gets 45 months

This week, NullCrew hacker "Orbit" who is known to his jailers as Timothy French, was sentenced to 45 months for his role in several high profile hacking cases, including the University of Hawaii, the University of Virginia, the State Department, and Bell Canada.  The Criminal Complaint released by the Department of Justice has many more details.For some reason, despite the criminal prosecution, one of the two official Twitter accounts of NullCrew is still live as of this writing.  The founders of NullCrew loved to depict themselves as ASCII Art aliens in their old-school-style ezine, FTS (Fuck The System), which made it to issue #5 before they began being arrested. (FTS Issue #5 is available at exploit-db.comhttps://www.exploit-db.com/papers/32984/ ) Time Warner - March 6, 2013FTS2014 will give you a sense of the way these guys think.  By the way, all of the Twitter accounts they claimed to be using in this magazine are still live today. ( @NullCrew_FTS, @siph0n_NC, and @zer0pwn)pastebin.com/S0FfCpa2A few days later they tweeted this post:NullCrew ‏@NullCrew_FTS ...
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