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II: Reports You Need To Read Now

October 24, 2012 by


Three reports you should be aware of – and not just because Dave and I are so busy with warrant work that we’ve had no time to do anything except point to the analysis of others – are covered in this report, and all are worth reading. The first big report, which we were in […]

Cyber-Criminal OPSEC – a Three-Part Series. Part III: TTTP

June 15, 2012 by


In Part I of this three-part series, we discussed the most basic of attribution methods, IP address analysis. In Part II, we talked about computer environmentals, and how it’s possible to build a device fingerprint based on what the user presents when they show up to a web server and ask for something and how […]

From CSO: There’s No 9-1-1 For Cybercrime

May 12, 2012 by


[This ran as an article in CSO Magazine Online] If you work for a large corporation, you hear lots of talk about corporate responsibility, and that’s great. But I can’t help but point out that, whether it is intentional, there is a massive and growing hypocrisy in the corporate world when it comes to prosecuting crime. […]

Arrests Made in LulzSec / Anonymous Cases

March 6, 2012 by


Fox News is reporting that after Hector Xavier Monsegur, AKA Sabu AKA @AnonymousSabu, a computer hacker associated with the criminal hacking groups Anonymous and LulzSec, was confronted with charges which would likely lead to two years in prison, he became a cooperating witness for the FBI. That, Fox reports separately, led to a number of arrests […]

Were the London “Riots” Merely Cover for Organized Looting?

August 23, 2011 by


I was speaking the other day to my friend Chris Swan, who’s always several years ahead in his thinking about matters of information security. I mentioned some of the silliness from the London Riots (my friend David spotted, in the midst of a group of about 200 masked and marauding ‘yoofs,’ a Pizza Hut delivery […]

Social Media Search Tips for Cops & Law Enforcement Analysts

July 1, 2011 by


Yesterday I posted to the IACA list a link to Kurrently, a real-time search engine for Facebook and Twitter, and I was really surprised at the number of people who emailed me off-list saying that they’d been looking for something like this for a long time. This makes me realize that it’s time we listed […]