At Black Hat in Amsterdam we caught up with Michael Thumann, CSO of ERNW. In this video he discusses Second Life hacking. Beyond being an online game Second Life is a growing marketplace for big companies where lot of money is made. Living and acting in a virtual world gives the people the opportunity to do things they would never do in real life. Therefore it is not surprising that Second Life has increasingly attracted real world hackers.
His presentation from Black Hat can be downloaded here.
Everybody tends to think that hackers will never ever target them or their company/organization until a breach occurs. This article concentrate on post-incident actions and provide some advice on what to do after you have been hacked.
Apart from being a way for dissidents and journalists to do their business without being spotted and identified by "the powers that be", the Dark Web is also a place where criminals sell and buy illegal wares and services and, apparently, where they also get robbed by scammers.
Brian Honan, CEO at BH Consulting, talks about a recent vulnerability disclosure trend – a trend that he believes may ultimately cause more harm than good: security vendors using vulnerability disclosure as a marketing tool with the goal of enhancing their company’s bottom line.
Attacks on the IoT can sound like the stuff of a movie thriller, but they are very real. The highly skilled and organized cybercriminals of today have the potential to tamper with a car’s firmware to kill its brakes.