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Cybercrime in nowadays businesses: A real case study of targeted attack

November 2, 2011

Author: Frédéric BOURLA, Head of Ethical Hacking Department at High-Tech Bridge SA


The time where information threats were mostly limited to blind attacks of random targets has gone. Nowadays, many costly compromises are due to highly targeted attacks and require various skills, from web application hacking to singletons coding and botnets leveraging through the uncovering and exploitation of 0-day vulnerabilities. Cybercrime has therefore evolved to adapt the market, and criminal groups are now organized into highly specialized entities who collaborate to provide global underground services, such as attacking one’s competitors. Through a real case study, we will explore the complexity of such attacks which endanger today's businesses.


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Video: Demo for Hashdays 2011 presentation
Video: Hashdays 2011 presentation