The DEF CON 25 SECTF LAUNCH

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We know it’s only February, but it’s time to start thinking about DEF CON 25 and the Social Engineer Capture the Flag competition (SECTF for those of you in the know).  The SECTF is your chance to publicly schmooze, vish, elicit, smooth-talk, and social engineer in front of an eager audience of peers for fabulous prizes and the always amazing street cred of being “The Social Engineer Champion.” Continue Reading >

Your Appliances Are On The Attack

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Friday, October 21st was a rough day for many on the internet. This was the day a massive DDoS attack took place against Dyn DNS; taking sites like Twitter, Amazon, New York Times, and many others off line.  With our favorite social media tools down OSINT was slim, so we had to find other ways Continue Reading >

Spear phishing attacks breach Podesta, Powell, and the DNC

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  Recent headlines have thrown social engineering tactics back into the spotlight and with the election, it’s no wonder that the candidates are the primary targets of attacks. In recent months Robert Podesta, Colin Powell and the Democratic National Convention have had emails dumped to WikiLeaks by persons unknown. While many of these are attributed Continue Reading >

DEF CON 23 SECTF Results Webinar

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Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Time: 10 am PT/ 1 pm ET Duration: 1 hour Presenters: Chris Hadnagy, Chief Human Hacker and Michele Fincher, Chief Influencing Agent, Social-Engineer, LLC Registration: click here The Social Engineering Capture the Flag (SECTF) Competition, presented by Social-Engineer LLC, is held annually at the DEF CON hacking conference to generate awareness Continue Reading >