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2018-05-01 | Anatomy of account takeover attacks, The Dstruction20 CTF at DEFCON, and US Senators chide CFPB on Equifax breach inaction

Tuesday, May 1

TOP STORY

  • Distil Networks report: The Anatomy of Account Takeover Attacks on how attackers use bots to test stolen usernames and passwords on websites. Distil evaluated data from 600 domains that include login pages, then analyzed a subset of 100 having the largest bad bot traffic datasets. 100% of websites with login pages face regular attacks and after a major breach, activity increases 3x.

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TWEET OF THE DAY

  • I'm running a CTF at @defcon this year where your hacking rig must cost under $200, and every 15 minutes, a random contestant is chosen to have their machine damaged (usually physically) in a way chosen by rolling a d20: The D(struction)20 CTF! - @dan_crowley

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The legislation was inspired, oddly enough, by the 1983 film “WarGames.” … Ronald Reagan saw the film and was terrified, as were other politicians, who vowed to act.

The New Yorker’s Nicholas Shmiddle on the CFAA

 


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