This week, our cybersecurity researcher presents the Spams meet Cryptocurrencies: Sextortion in the Bitcoin Ecosystem research results, at the Advances in Financial Technologies (AFT) academic conference in Zürich. This research, also covered by the MIT technology review, is extensive: it involves an analysis of over 4 million sextortion spams and their associated payments in the Bitcoin ecosystem, to estimate the lower-bound revenue of this new extortion scheme.
Over the years, Find Security Bugs – or FindSecBugs in short – has evolved from a limited static-analysis tool to one with solid coverage of bug patterns. In this post, we will present the latest milestone from the project: arrival in the OWASP family, some figures and details regarding its new release.
GoSecure is encouraging everyone to join Hacktoberfest. GoSecure has multiple projects open to external contributions. For this specific event, we have tagged issues that are accessible to newcomers with the official tag [hacktoberfest].
Butor Portal is affected by a Path Traversal vulnerability leading to pre-authentication arbitrary file downloads. Every file that can be read by the local user running the Butor Portal Web service could be exfiltrated by an anonymous attacker.
This is the continuity of my first blog post How I Indexed the Darknet and Pastebin During My First University Internship. The GoSecure Torscraper was developed about 1 year ago. Due to a few issues, the entirety of the project was dockerized to simplify the installation procedure (~4-8 lines instead of 4 pages of documentation) and to automate the whole scraping process.