25 Apr 2015

Starbucks Point-of-Sale Systems Down Nationwide

Update: Starbucks has indicated the outage is due to a “typical daily menu refresh on the system” and “not a hack” It is being reported that Starbucks point-of-sale system is currently down across both the U.S. and Canada. The cause of the disruption has not yet been explained by Starbucks

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04 Jan 2015

On Bloomberg Discussing Sony Breach

I was on Bloomberg a few weeks ago discussing the Sony breach, where I mention my views on why I don’t think North Korea is involved.

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28 Dec 2014

Transforming USB Malware Into Snitches

Years ago I became deeply interested in trojans that were deployed to USB devices. At the time there were a number of vulnerabilities such as autorun and other functions aimed at making device use more ubiquitous that made this particular attack vector easy. I spent a lot of time working

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28 Dec 2014

LizardSquad Exposed: DDoS of PSN and XBox From Google Cloud Using Kaiten

This content was originally posted on Pastebin here http://pastebin.com/655ba54R, it has been reportedly deleted once or twice, so am reposting here just in case it is deleted. I am not the original author. (full plain text here  After joining lizardsquads IRC network (hosted by OVH) I noticed a flaw. Even though

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19 Sep 2014

How Point-of-Sale Malware Works with RAM Scraping Demo

Recently, we have seen increasingly sophisticated criminal syndicates targeting retailers. These groups have successfully compromised networks, exploited point-of-sale systems and exfiltrated massive amounts of credit card data from well-known retailers, including Target and more recently Home Depot, amongst many others. One of the key weapons in these criminal groups’ arsenal

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