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The Ashley Madison Hack, Part 1

9/19/2018
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When Ashley Madison got hacked, it made international headlines. Why? Because it wasn’t just a major event. It demonstrated how there’s information even more sensitive, even more significant than your credit card, or your social security number: your secrets. The post The Ashley Madison Hack, Part 1 appeared first on Malicious Life.

Duration:00:29:48

Interview Special: Graham Cluley

9/5/2018
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As we prepare to release an awesome 2-part story in two weeks, we decided to give you a chance to go back to some old favorites and check out some of the behind-the-scenes interviews of Malicious Life. Graham Cluley tells about his entry into the world of security. There are stories aplenty in this interview- Graham […] The post Interview Special: Graham Cluley appeared first on Malicious Life.

Duration:00:53:55

The Target Hack

8/23/2018
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If movies have taught me anything, it’s that if you want to rob a bank, you dress as the cleaning crew. The people behind the Target hack must have seen one action film too many, because when they decided to hack one of the biggest retailers in the world, they did so via the HVAC […] The post The Target Hack appeared first on Malicious Life.

Duration:00:33:53

WoW: Corrupted Blood

7/25/2018
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How does the outbreak of a “plague” inside a video game- a bug, essentially- affect real-life disease research? The post WoW: Corrupted Blood appeared first on Malicious Life.

Duration:00:26:55

The Stuxnet Virus Pt. 3

7/12/2018
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Stuxnet was a devastating weapon, but who wielded it? That is the question we try to answer with the final installment of our Stuxnet series. In this episode, we explore other, similar battles of the modern cyber war, and look further into the topic of Zero Day vulnerabilities. With special guests: Andrew Ginter, and Blake […] The post The Stuxnet Virus Pt. 3 appeared first on Malicious Life.

Duration:00:29:55

The Stuxnet Virus Pt. 2

7/12/2018
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Stuxnet was a weapon, a kind of a smart bomb- perhaps one of the smartest bombs ever created. A bomb that couldn’t rely on operators, cameras, and laser targeting, instead it had to “think” its way to its destination. An invisible commando unit, dropped deep behind enemy lines. And its payload- not explosives, but lines […] The post The Stuxnet Virus Pt. 2 appeared first on Malicious Life.

Duration:00:27:18

The Stuxnet Virus Pt. 1

7/12/2018
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Where armies once fought with bullets and bombs, they now engage in clandestine, invisible warfare. In 2010 a virus was discovered that would change the world’s perception of cyber warfare forever. Dubbed Stuxnet, this malicious piece of code has a single focus- to stop to development of Iran’s nuclear program. Part one of this three […] The post The Stuxnet Virus Pt. 1 appeared first on Malicious Life.

Duration:00:33:41

Shamoon – The Biggest Hack In History

6/29/2018
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The Shammon Virus. There is a single company, run by a royal family, which employs the majority of the Saudi working population. It’s worth more than Apple, Google, and Amazon…by a lot. The Saudi Aramco oil company is one of the most significant commercial entities in human history. It’s hard to imagine, then, what could […] The post Shamoon – The Biggest Hack In History appeared first on Malicious Life.

Duration:00:26:40

The Melissa Virus

6/14/2018
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Not all malware is created equal. Some malware will attempt to erase your files, demand ransom, or steal your information. Others will do no such thing- and still end up being worse. Don’t believe us? What if a virus made your computer send pornography to fifty of your closest friends and family? Yes, including your […] The post The Melissa Virus appeared first on Malicious Life.

Duration:00:21:38

GhostNet

5/30/2018
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A young woman is arrested by the Chinese government while trying to cross the border to Tibet. Her interrogator, a Chinese spy, pulls out a dossier full of information regarding her activity online. It turns out she’s been visiting pro-Tibet websites, and for that, she’s sentenced to two months in jail. What is GhostNet? Find […] The post GhostNet appeared first on Malicious Life.

Duration:00:28:19

The Morris Worm Pt. 2

5/16/2018
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In an attempt to halt the Morris worm’s path of destruction, a systems administrator at Harvard shut down the university router through which Andy Sudduth’s message would be sent to the internet. The post didn’t go through until after it was too late. In a tragic movie-twist, the fix that everybody needed was heard by […] The post The Morris Worm Pt. 2 appeared first on Malicious Life.

Duration:00:22:20

The Morris Worm Pt. 1

5/2/2018
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We’ve introduced you to some of the seminal malware attacks that have shaped cybersecurity history. Perhaps no other incident in history, though, has had the effect on how we think about computer security today as the Morris worm. The post The Morris Worm Pt. 1 appeared first on Malicious Life.

Duration:00:26:49

The Half Life 2 Hack

4/18/2018
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How far should a die-hard fan go, in order to bring closer to them the thing that they love? In one of the most interesting, yet relatively unknown cybersecurity stories, a young hacker attempts to steal his favorite game prior to its release and then attempts to blackmail his victims into hiring him. An evil […] The post The Half Life 2 Hack appeared first on Malicious Life.

Duration:00:38:00

The Legalities of the Cyber War

4/4/2018
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Catching a criminal is by no means easy, but there’s something we take for granted in any crime: that the criminal has a face and a name, that they used a specific weapon on a specific target, and that the crime had ended once it was complete. But what about a crime without a […] The post The Legalities of the Cyber War appeared first on Malicious Life.

Duration:00:23:07

Fancy Bear, Cozy Bear

3/21/2018
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When representatives from the Democratic National Committee reached out to a silicon valley cybersecurity company, to investigate a potential breach in their computer system, it’s hard to imagine what they might have expected to come of it. It didn’t take long to discover that something was amiss. Red flags were popping up all over the […] The post Fancy Bear, Cozy Bear appeared first on Malicious Life.

Duration:00:30:30

Hack Back

3/7/2018
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Those who have experienced a cybercrime know the feelings of frustration and helplessness that come along with it. A hacker could be halfway across the world when they attack you, and you might have no way of figuring out who it was or catching them even if you could. So frustrating. But is there really nothing we […] The post Hack Back appeared first on Malicious Life.

Duration:00:33:53

Cyber Terrorism

2/21/2018
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What governments and powerful organizations regularly use, others will find ways to use as well. Cyber activity fits so incredibly well with terrorism. Actors can remain hidden, or reveal themselves to the world; Create propaganda campaign, or aim for real damage. Join us on this episode of Malicious Life, as we learn the story of […] The post Cyber Terrorism appeared first on Malicious Life.

Duration:00:31:50

Episode 18: Cyber Terrorism

2/21/2018
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What governments and powerful organizations regularly use, others will find ways to use as well. Cyber activity fits so incredibly well with terrorism. Actors can remain hidden, or reveal themselves to the world; Create propaganda campaign, or aim for real damage. Join us on this episode of Malicious Life, as we learn the story of ISIS, and its cyber warfare activity.

Duration:00:31:22

Super Spies

2/7/2018
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The NSA has many means at its disposal. But how does it use these means, and for what goals? Discover the (literally) secret history of the NSA’s cyber activity. Travel with us to Russia and back, learn the origins of FISA, and find out more about the government agency so secret it was once dubbed […] The post Super Spies appeared first on Malicious Life.

Duration:00:35:10

The Trojan Horse Affair

1/24/2018
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The early 2000s were an interesting time in Information Security. This is roughly the period when malware transitioned from viruses written by teenagers for fun, to cybercrime tools in the hands of sophisticated criminals. This week’s story took place in that time frame – and was a precursor of that transition. It is also a cautionary […] The post The Trojan Horse Affair appeared first on Malicious Life.

Duration:00:22:49