Detectify Crowdsource hacker Akhil George, aka streaak, is a full-time student who chases bug bounties during his free time. His hacking interests started with CTF competitions and eventually shifted to bug bounties, gaining him recognition abroad including this report from NBC. Our Crowdsource guest blogs give readers an inside look into the mind of an ethical hacker, this month’s contribution goes on to discuss the recon techniques streaak used in 2019.
The threat of your customers being attacked directly on the client-side is more real today than ever before. Magecart are knocking on everybody’s door – you, your 3rd parties, and even their 4th parties. This is happening continuously, with Magecart looking for opportunities to steal your valuable data for sale on the dark web. It’s a complex and ever-changing problem. So what stage are you at in the customer hacking lifecycle?
31 percent of companies in the USA have been subjected to cyber attacks and 43 percent of those attacks were aimed at small businesses. When workplaces are designed with cybersecurity in mind, the odds of breaches will decrease. This is good news, because some breaches have the capacity to put companies out of business. These workplace design tips will make it simpler to keep hackers out of workplace networks.
Security is a chess game. The power to predict an opponent's next move is invaluable. To know your opponent’s strategy requires insight and intelligence. Cyber-security teams work endlessly to protect their business with firewalls, endpoint security, network security and more, just as a chess player works to protect their King. However, the protection is useless if an attacker makes their way to the core of your business.
Detectify Crowdsource hacker, Alyssa Herrera, is a full-time bug bounty hacker and web application security researcher who works to protect organizations. She was one of several Crowdsource hackers to submit a working proof of concept for File Disclosure in Pulse Secure Connect (CVE-2019-11510). This guest blog post will walk through how she developed an exploitable-payload for this vulnerability.
These days it seems that every time you open your favorite news source there is another data breach related headline. Victimized companies of all sizes, cities, counties, and even government agencies have all been the subject of the “headline of shame” over the past several months or years.
If you’re in your mid-twenties or beyond, you will be familiar with people at family gatherings saying ‘remember when we didn’t have all these gadgets, and we used to actually talk to each other?’ The answer to this is ‘no’ – the level of conversation has remained largely unchanged, it’s just now we have gadgets and gizmos to occupy our attention during these moments of strained silence. I put it down to the Mandela effect.
The European Central Bank (ECB) had to shut down one of its websites after it was hacked and infected with malicious software. ECB said the compromised site was on its Banks’ Integrated Reporting Dictionary (BIRD) which provides bankers with information on how to produce statistical and supervisory reports. An EBC spokesman also added that the sever hosting the site contained email addresses, names and titles of the subscribers of the BIRD newsletter which might have been stolen.
The DEFCON27 computer security conference is one of the world’s largest and reputed hacker conventions that will be held from August 8th to August 11th in Las Vegas, Nevada. This event consists of workshops and village tracks from distinguished professionals on cyber-security challenges. We were super thrilled to present our research findings in the Cloud village track on “Phishing in the Cloud Era”.