Shady Ops

The ShadyRAT whitepaper spectacle coincided with the start of the Blackhat USA 2011 conference. While it was noted that AV vendors reliably detect related ShadyRAT downloader components, discussion of other components were absent. The downloaders vaguely mentioned in the report have been reliably detected by Kaspersky Lab products for years. Read Full Article

Defcon descends on Las Vegas

I’m here at DefCon 19 watching the hacker masses share their information. As usual, it’s incredibly crowded, but the new venue at the Rio hotel is a welcome upgrade. Las Vegas is as hot and crazy as ever. It’s never a boring visit.

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