ICYMI: I moderated a BrightTALK webinar on the recent Google Docs phishing attack.
A massive phishing campaign targeting Google accounts ripped through the internet on a Wednesday afternoon in early May. Phishing scams are pretty common. What sets this scam apart is that it is more convincing than most. The email takes users who click on the file to a legitimate Google sign-in screen to grant permissions. If you received the email or are concerned you might be targeted next, join this interactive Q&A panel to get the facts and protect your account and your organization.
– What is the Google Docs email scam?
– How is this scam different from other phishing scams?
– What’s the deal with Eugene Pupov?
– Who’s at risk and how can you avoid being a victim?
– What can we expect in the future?
– Vince Tocce, Vince in the Bay Podcast
– Nathan Wenzler, Chief Security Strategist at AsTech Consulting
– Kowsik Guruswamy, CTO for Menlo Security
Jon aka “@wvualphasoldier” is a security researcher, consultant, policy advisor and former US military PSYOP soldier. He served on and off the battlefield in Iraq and Afghanistan. We discuss the recent Shadow Brokers auctioning of computer network exploits which are alleged to have been stolen from NSA linked security firm, Equation Group.
TOPICS INCLUDE: Shadow Brokers, Equation Group, NSA, PSYOP, atmospherics, military intelligence, deception operations, propaganda, patriot hackers, The Jester, ISIS, Junaid Hussain (aka TriCk), Edward Snowden, Zipa Dux, insider threat vs. outside attacker theories, attribution, @thegrugq, Takashi Shimura, Rashomon and more!
He joins Vince to discuss attribution in the wake of the DNC email leaks which are being attributed to cyber espionage by Russian intelligence agencies. Jeff recently wrote a medium post in response to attribution of the DNC hacks to the Russian government.
Coastguard radioman :: stylistic analysis :: Shlomo Argamon :: Attribution :: Sony Pictures hack :: North Korea :: Russian hackers :: language analysis :: DNC leak/hack :: Thomas Rid :: Crowdstrike :: Fire Eye :: APTs :: cyber espionage :: Ukraine :: Swift on Security
Mano ‘dash4rk’ Paul is a security researcher and author. He is co-founder of Hackformers, a non-profit Christian hacker collective based in Austin, TX. His son Reuben ‘RAPst4r’ Paul attends the Harmony School of Science, in Austin. Reuben was once voted America’s most beautiful baby and he is also the youngest person to achieve a black belt in Shaolin-Do Kung Fu, at the age of 7 years old. Reuben is also the CEO of Prudent Games and co-founder, with his dad, of the non-profit educational platform Cyber Shaolin. Cyber Shaolin aims to promote and improve the awareness and education of cyber security and technology to kids and adults.
Below is a “Hashing” video by Reuben Paul, one of several educational videos offered for free on the Cyber Shaolin “Lessons” page.
NOTE: This interview was conducted prior to Reuben’s speaking appearance at the GroundZero Summit in India. Here is a recording of the talk he references on the podcast: