- VB2019 paper: Cyber espionage in the Middle East: unravelling OSX.WindTail
At VB2019 in London, Jamf's Patrick Wardle analysed the WindTail macOS malware used by the WindShift APT group, active in the Middle East. Today we publish both Patrick's paper and the recording of his presentation.
- VB2019 paper: 2,000 reactions to a malware attack – accidental study
At VB2019 cybercrime journalist and researcher Adam Haertlé presented an analysis of almost 2000 unsolicited responses sent by victims of a malicious email campaign. Today we publish both his paper and the recording of his presentation.
- VB2019 paper: Why companies need to focus on a problem they do not know they have
Often unbeknownst to network administrators, many company networks are used to download child sexual abuse material. In a paper presented at VB2019 in London, NetClean’s Richard Matti and Anna Creutz looked at this problem and what companies can do, ultimately, to help safeguard children. Today we publish their full paper.
- VB2020 update - currently business as usual
Here at VB we are keeping a close eye on the global situation regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and the various travel restrictions and health advice, but in the meantime planning and arrangements for VB2020 are going ahead as usual, including the selection of papers.
- VB2019 paper: Defeating APT10 compiler-level obfuscations
At VB2019 in London, Carbon Black researcher Takahiro Haruyama presented a paper on defeating compiler-level obfuscations used by the APT10 group. Today we publish both Takahiro's paper and the recording of his presentation.
- VB2019 paper: Attribution is in the object: using RTF object dimensions to track APT phishing weaponizers
At VB2019 in London Michael Raggi (Proofpoint) and Ghareeb Saad (Anomali) presented a paper on the 'Royal Road' exploit builder (or weaponizer) and how the properties of RTF files can be used to track weaponizers and their users. Today we publish both their paper and the recording of their presentation.
- VB2019 presentation: Nexus between OT and IT threat intelligence
Operational technology, the mission critical IT in ICS, shares many similarities with traditional IT systems, but also some crucial differences. During the Threat Intelligence Practitioners’ Summit at VB2019, Dragos cyber threat intelligence analyst Selena Larson gave a keynote on these similarities and differences. Today we release the recording of her presentation.
- VB2019 paper: Kimsuky group: tracking the king of the spear-phishing
In a paper presented at VB2019 in London, researchers fron the Financial Security Institute detailed the tools and activities used by the APT group 'Kimsuky', some of which they were able to analyse through OpSec failures by the group. Today, we publish their paper.
- VB2019 paper: Play fuzzing machine - hunting iOS and macOS kernel vulnerabilities automatically and smartly
In a paper presented at VB2019 in London, Trend Micro researchers Lilang Wu and Moony Li explained how the hunt for vulnerabilities in MacOS and iOS operating systems can be made both smarter and more automatic. Today we publish both their paper and the recording of their presentation.
- VB2019 paper: Finding drive-by rookies using an automated active observation platform
In a last-minute paper presented at VB2019 in London, Rintaro Koike (NTT Security) and Yosuke Chubachi (Active Defense Institute, Ltd) discussed the platform they have built to automatically detect and analyse exploit kits. Today we publish the recording of their presentation.