Hidden Lynx – Professional Hackers for Hire

For the past few years, reports have continued to emerge detailing the activities of actors behind various targeted attacks or Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs). Here at Symantec Security Response, we’ve been keeping our eyes on a group that we believe are among the best of breed. We’ve given them the name of Hidden Lynx—after a […]

Rolling Stone | The Geeks on the Front Lines

Rolling Stone’s Feature Article: The Geeks on the Front Line by: David Kushner A HackMiami Review: “The cyberwar is on,” writes David Kushner in his penetrating analysis of the information security threatscape.  In an article titled, “The Geeks on the Front Line,” Kushner describes the emergence of the new generation of “code warriors” that he […]

2013 Winter Hacker Festival

HackMiami is proud to present  the 2013 Winter Hacker Festival in Miami Beach, Florida. Events include comprehensive SQL injection class, a Capture the Flag contest, and live music by the best performers in the nerdcore scene. This HackMiami sponsored event will be held December 5th-7th, 2013. While discussions over digital attack methodologies and information warfare […]

Who is winning the war on cybercrime

At first, Shawn Ballesty thought the delay in his rent payment arriving in the landlord’s account was normal. Then the landlord rang again: “Hey mate, your rent wasn’t paid,” Ballesty recalls his landlord saying, knowing he made the online transfer himself. “So I thought, I’ll send it again, just in case, then sort it out […]

Jailed Journalist Barrett Brown Faces 105 Years For Reporting on Hacked Private Intelligence Firms

Journalist Barrett Brown spent his 300th day behind bars this week on a range of charges filed after he used information obtained by the hacker group Anonymous to report on the operations of private intelligence firms. Brown faces 17 charges ranging from threatening an FBI agent to credit card fraud for posting a link online […]

Nations Buying as Hackers Sell Flaws in Computer Code

On the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta, two Italian hackers have been searching for bugs — not the island’s many beetle varieties, but secret flaws in computer code that governments pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to learn about and exploit. The hackers, Luigi Auriemma, 32, and Donato Ferrante, 28, sell technical details of such […]