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Tune in as Rob Ragan and Oscar Salazar discuss their Black Hat presentation CloudBots: Harvesting Crypto Coins like a Botnet Farmer. They provide an overview of their presentation; what happens when computer criminals start using friendly cloud services such as Dropbox, Google Apps, Heroku, Amazon EC2 and Yahoo Pipes for malicious activities? Listen in …
Rob Ragan and Oscar Salazar reveal how they built a botnet using only free trials and freemium accounts on online application-hosting services in their Black Hat presentation, CloudBots: Harvesting Crypto Coins like a Botnet Farmer. Read this Darknet article for more: Hiding Bitcoin Mining In The Cloud
Rob Ragan and Oscar Salazar take advantage of cloud service providers’ free trials and anti-automation controls. Read about their Black Hat session in this Dark Reading article: CloudBot: A Free, Malwareless Alternative to Traditional Botnets
Bishop Fox researchers Rob Ragan and Oscar Salazar described how they successfully used cloud technology to mine Litecoins at Black Hat earlier this week. Learn how they pulled off their stunt and what steps organizations can take to protect themselves in this IEEE Spectrum interview: How to Hack the Cloud to Mine Crypto Currency
It’s natural for cloud providers to offer free samples, but it turns out you can stitch together thousands of those free samples to create a massive botnet. Rob Ragan and Oscar Salazar’s Black Hat session is featured in the SDN Central article: Black Hat Session Shows How to Build a Cloud Botnet for Free
Rob Ragan and Oscar Salazar have discovered how to mine cryptocurrency for free. At Black Hat last week, the duo demonstrated how to create an automated email creating and account sign-up process to create a cloud botnet. Read more in this Deep.Dot.Web article: Mining Cryptocurrency With A Free Cloud Botnet, Why Not?
At the Black Hat security conference this week, Rob Ragan and Oscar Salazar of Bishop Fox, showed how they built a functional 1,000-node botnet by stringing together resources from a variety of services. Gigaom has the scoop in this article: How Free Cloud Services Become Free, Currency-Mining, DDoS-Attacking Botnets
The “CloudBots” presentation at Black Hat USA keeps making waves. Senior Security Associates Rob Ragan and Oscar Salazar’s talk about the dangers of cloud-based botnets is mentioned in this Fox News overview: Evil USBs to Bitcoin Botnets: Hackers Hit Vegas
Bishop Fox Senior Security Associates Rob Ragan and Oscar Salazar released an anti-anti-automation framework at Black Hat USA on Aug. 6. eWeek has an exclusive interview with Ragan about the need for stronger anti-automation in this feature: How to Prevent Automated Cloud Fraud: Black Hat How to Prevent Automated Cloud Fraud: Black Hat …
Rob Ragan and Oscar Salazar presented CloudBots: Harvesting Crypto Coins Like a Botnet Farmer at Black Hat and demonstrated a technique for free cloud-based bitcoin mining. Check out PC Mag’s overview: Creating a Bitcoin-Mining Botnet at No Cost
For the next few days, Las Vegas will host the largest concentration of hackers in the world as independent testers, security researchers, and information security professionals descend upon Sin City. Rob Ragan and Oscar Salazar’s CloudBots: Harvesting Crypto Coins Like a Botnet Farmer briefing is featured in this PC Mag article: Eight Terrifying …
Bishop Fox Senior Security Associate, Rob Ragan, and Senior Associate, Oscar Salazar reveal how they can leverage free cloud services as an efficient attack platform without spending any money in this eSecurity Planet article: Can Cloud Services Be Exploited To Aid Attackers.