Security Researcher - Global Research and Analysis Team Kaspersky
Dan graduated from Imperial College London and holds a Master of Engineering in Software Engineering. He joined Kaspersky in 2014 and since then his work focuses on developing threat intelligence systems, processing big data and creating new technologies to fight advanced persistent threats.
While monitoring local and European threat landscape, Dan is also involved in the Honeypots-as-a-Service project, working on join research with multiple industry players, trying to protect against IoT malware and attacks. Additionally, he also monitoring fake news / disinformation and public opinion swinging campaigns happening in the past 3 years. Part of his research can be seen in recordings from various conferences such as The Security Analyst Summit, Def Camp, Hack.Lu, Hack In the Box GSEC, etc.
When not meddling around with network cables or bricking routers he can be found playing board games and snowboarding the slopes across the world.
Raise Ya False Flags: A history about pirates and APTs
The intricate game of false flags and disinformation is almost as old as society itself One might argue that information is the most valuable commodity one can possess. During periods of conflict, knowing exactly who the attacker is, along with their motives and tactics could decide the final outcome. Surely enough, we can find countless instances throughout history, where countries decided to retaliate to attacks, based only on data acquired in the field
The proliferation of open source red team tools has made it easier for actors to “blend-in” without leaving a “specific” signature in their target networks. Part of Infowar tactics, false flags campaigns nowadays are actively used in order to shift attribution to a different threat actor.
In our talk, we will be taking a peek into most interesting “old-school” false flags campaigns. We will then add cyber weapons into the mix and debate the intricacies and consequences of launching attacks mimicking other actor’s TTPs, as this sometimes might result in deadly consequences.
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