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BrightTALK webinar: Google Docs Phishing Scam

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ICYMI: I moderated a BrightTALK webinar on the recent Google Docs phishing attack.

Join BrightTALK and check out this informative panel discussion featuring myself along with panelists Nathan Wenzler and Kowsik Guruswamy.

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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.

We discuss:
– 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?

Moderator:
– Vince Tocce, Vince in the Bay Podcast

Speakers:
– Nathan Wenzler, Chief Security Strategist at AsTech Consulting
– Kowsik Guruswamy, CTO for Menlo Security

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PODCAST: Jon Nichols

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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!

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PODCAST: Reuben Paul & Mano Paul

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Guests: Reuben Paul and Mano Paul

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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:

Also, here’s a video of Mano conducting an interview with Hector Xavier Monsegur (past VITB podcast guest) at the GroundZero Summit.

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PODCAST: Hector Xavier Monsegur

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Guest: Hector Xavier Monsegur

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Four years ago HECTOR XAVIER MONSEGUR, an Anonymous computer hacker better know by the online pseudonym “Sabu”, pleaded guilty in a U.S. District Court to 12-counts of computer hacking and other crimes. A conviction that was kept secret from the public.

At the time, many activists, supporters and participants involved with Anonymous were unaware that months prior Mr. Monsegur had agreed to cooperate with the FBI who were investigating the criminal activity of hackers operating within the Anonymous collective.

Mr. Monsegur became public enemy number one by Anonymous once it was revealed he had cooperated with law enforcement as they located and arrested Anonymous hackers. Most notably, the arrest of a hacker known online as “Anarchaos” and later unmasked as Mr. Jeremy Hammond.

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