Malicious Life

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Teresa
 Jan 10, 2019
Gripping stories well told and a lot of food for thought.

lastho
 Jan 6, 2019
really awesome podcast ! love it, subjects are super interesting and the narrator is perfect and on point ! please keep them coming, my fav podcast at the moment

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Malicious Life by Cybereason tells the unknown stories of the history of cybersecurity, with comments and reflections by real hackers, security experts, journalists, and politicians.

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Sam Curry: The 2020 Crystal Ball
15:32
<p>Sam Curry is Cybereason's Chief Security Officer and an award-winning cyber security visionary. Sam & Ran discuss Sam's upcoming webinar, in which he will present his insights into what 2020 will bring for the security industry: the rise of 5G cellular networks, The US Presidential Elections, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and more. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/sam-curry-the-2020-crystal-ball/">Sam Curry: The 2020 Crystal Ball</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Dec 10, 2019
Human Side Channels
33:39
<p>Even the best hackers are human, and humans are inescapably unique. Forensic Linguistics, Behavioral Signatures and Cultural Captchas can help defenders identify and (maybe) catch even the best of hackers. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/human-side-channels/">Human Side Channels</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Dec 05, 2019
What’s the problem with Cyber Insurance?
35:52
<p>Thousands of companies are losing millions of dollars to cyber attacks. An insurance seems an ideal solution to their woes - yet this kind of insurance is much less common today, than it should be. What's the problem with Cyber insurance?</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/whats-the-problem-with-cyber-insurance/">What’s the problem with Cyber Insurance?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Nov 21, 2019
Gozi B-Side: Amit Serper & Sam Curry
19:09
<p>Nate Nelson speaks with Amit Serper & Sam Curry, notable veteran in Cyber Security, about Malware-As-A-Service, bullet-proof hosting, avoiding the lure of the 'dark side' and more. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/gozi-b-side-amit-serper-sam-curry/">Gozi B-Side: Amit Serper & Sam Curry</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Nov 19, 2019
Gozi, Part 2
35:08
<p>In 2010, Nikita Kuzmin returned to the malware scene with Gozi 2.0, an improved version of the successful banking Trojan. How did Gozi 2.0 fair against Zeus & the new generation of Trojans, and what can we learn from Nikita's story about how does one become a malicious hacker in the first place? </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/gozi-part-2/">Gozi, Part 2</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Nov 14, 2019
Prying Eyes
29:49
<p>Roughly 600,000 laptops are lost every year in US airports alone: some reports say a laptop is stolen every minute. How hard is it to hack into a stolen laptop? "Hackable?", McAfee's Cyber Security podcast, investigates. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/prying-eyes/">Prying Eyes</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Nov 12, 2019
B-Side: Lodrina Cherne On Stalkerware
18:17
<p>In this out-of-band episode, we're bringing you the full interview with Lodrina Cherne, a Digital Forensics Expert, on Spyware : what is it, how it works, who sells it, and how you can avoid it yourself.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/b-side-lodrian-cherne-on-stalkerware/">B-Side: Lodrina Cherne On Stalkerware</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Nov 08, 2019
Gozi, Part 1: The Rise of Malware-as-a-Service
29:20
<p>Nikita Kuzmin could have been a whiz programmer or a CEO of a successful startup. But as a teen in Moscow, he fell in with the wrong crowd, and his entrepreneurial skills found a different path: Gozi, the oddest and most brilliant malware operation ever conceived to that point in time.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/gozi-and-the-rise-of-malware-as-a-service/">Gozi, Part 1: The Rise of Malware-as-a-Service</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Oct 31, 2019
How is Spyware Legal?
41:30
<p>Today's Cyber Stalkers have free access to almost government-grade spyware software with which they can terrorize their victims. Who's enabling the commercial spyware market?</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/how-is-spyware-legal/">How is Spyware Legal?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Oct 17, 2019
Listeners Survey Special
28:32
<p>Ran and Eliad Kimhi, one of the show's top producers, discuss the recent Listener's Survey results: what do like and dislike about the show, ideas you gave us for future improvements - and what do our listeners think about Ran's accent?... </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/listeners-survey-special/">Listeners Survey Special</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Oct 10, 2019
Operation Aurora, Part 2
32:51
<p>Google, it turned out, was only one of 35 major US corporations hit in Aurora. Was is an espionage campaign, or could it be that it all began with one top ranking Chinese official who googled his own name - and wasn't happy with the search results?... </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/operation-aurora-part-2/">Operation Aurora, Part 2</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Sep 26, 2019
Operation Aurora, Part 1
34:05
<p>In January 2010, Google revealed in its blog that it was hacked. This attack, since known as Operation Aurora, is attributed to China. In this series of episodes, we'll expose the complicated and often turbulent relationship between the world's largest internet company, and the world's most populated nation. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/operation-aurora-part-1/">Operation Aurora, Part 1</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Sep 12, 2019
Responding to a Cyber Attack with Missiles
55:12
<p>Is the use of deadly force a legitimate – and practical – response to cyber attacks? what lessons did Israel learn from the Yom Kippur War of 1973 about the best way to manage it’s offensive cyber units? How can governments ‘signal’ to their opponents their cyber power, without actually deploying cyber weapons? Join us […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/responding-to-a-cyber-attack-with-missiles/">Responding to a Cyber Attack with Missiles</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Aug 29, 2019
Are Ad Blockers Malicious?
33:22
<p>Ad Blockers, such as AdBlock Plus, provide an important service to users who find web ads annoying, creepy and sometimes even dangerous. In recent years, how ever, the business models adopted by some blockers present us with a moral dilemma.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/are_ad_blockers_malicious/">Are Ad Blockers Malicious?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Aug 15, 2019
Conficker
40:16
<p>Can a malware be *too* successful? This is the story of Conficker, one of the most advanced worms in history - and how its success led to its ultimate failure. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/conficker/">Conficker</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Jul 18, 2019
Operation SoftCell
34:18
<p>A rare, inside look, at how Cybereason's researchers were able to uncover one of the largest Cyber Espionage campaigns ever discovered, against multiple Telecommunications companies around the world. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/operation-softcell/">Operation SoftCell</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Jul 04, 2019
‘Pa Bell’ Vs. Youth International Party Line
40:04
<p>The YIPL phreaking magazine was the spiritual predecessor to the better-known '2600' zine, and it was founded by a ideological party determined to bring down the largest monopoly in US history: Bell Telephone.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/pa-bell-vs-youth-international-party-line/">‘Pa Bell’ Vs. Youth International Party Line</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Jun 13, 2019
The U.S vs. Gary McKinnon
39:14
<p>After the Challenger Disaster of 1986, NASA had a hard time convincing the public that the Galileo spacecraft, fueled by radioactive Plutonium, is safe to launch. The WANK worm, it turns out, was a message aim at NASA - from the two most powerful hackers in the world. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/the-u-s-vs-gary-mckinnon/">The U.S vs. Gary McKinnon</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
May 27, 2019
The WANK Worm, Part 2
39:13
<p>After the Challenger Disaster of 1986, NASA had a hard time convincing the public that the Galileo spacecraft, fueled by radioactive Plutonium, is safe to launch. The WANK worm, it turns out, was a message aim at NASA - from the two most powerful hackers in the world. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/the-wank-worm-part-2/">The WANK Worm, Part 2</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
May 10, 2019
The WANK Worm, Part 1
34:46
<p>On October 16th, 1989, NASA's scientists went into work preparing to launch a spacecraft that very day. But when they sat down to their computers, they were met with an unexpected greeting: “Your system has been officially WANKed. You talk of times of peace for all, and then prepare for war.” </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/the-wank-worm-part-1/">The WANK Worm, Part 1</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Apr 25, 2019
The Equifax Data Breach Pt. II: The Bits Hit The Fan
31:04
<p>After its momentous breach, Equifax's CEO Richard Smith said: “Equifax will not be defined by this incident, but rather by how we respond.”<br /> Well, he was spot on, but not in a good way. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/the-equifax-data-breach-pt-ii/">The Equifax Data Breach Pt. II: The Bits Hit The Fan</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Apr 11, 2019
The Equifax Data Breach Pt. I: A Big Data Bubble
3:28
<p>In their 120 year history, Equifax never sold anything, or provided any service to ordinary folks - except collect DATA. In 2017, that huge data repository, a 1000 times larger then the Library of Congress, got hacked. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/the-equifax-data-breach-pt-i-a-big-data-bubble/">The Equifax Data Breach Pt. I: A Big Data Bubble</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Mar 27, 2019
DeCSS: Hackers Vs Hollywood
44:56
<p>Twenty years ago, a 15-years old Norwegian kid was put on trial for breaking the DVD Copy Prevention system. His case spawned a whole new "artistic" movement...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/decss-hackers-vs-hollywood/">DeCSS: Hackers Vs Hollywood</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Mar 13, 2019
Marconi & The Maskelyne Affair
42:48
<p>Guglielmo Marconi--the beloved, hated, disputed inventor of radio--gets trolled by a mustached magician in the world’s first ever, wireless, grey hat hack.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/marconi_the_maskelyne_affair/">Marconi & The Maskelyne Affair</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Feb 21, 2019
The Fall Of Mt. Gox – Part 2
46:35
<p>In its prime, Mt. Gox was essentially the place where Bitcoin happened. But for two years, Mt. Gox was imploding from the inside - while soaring to unprecedented success on the outside. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/the-fall-of-mt-gox-part-2/">The Fall Of Mt. Gox – Part 2</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Feb 06, 2019
The Location Data Brokers – A CYBER Podcast Special
45:32
<p>CYBER is a new podcast from Motherboard, a very well known and respected technology blog and online magazine.</p> <p>The episode you’ll hear shortly is about the shady market of data aggregators and brokers who sell smartphone location data to bounty hunters, bail bondsmen, landlords, used car salesmen, and anyone who can afford it. We learn how bounty hunters go right up to the edge of what the law allows and use "neuro linguistic mind manipulation" to get people to give them information.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/the-location-data-brokers-a-cyber-podcast-special/">The Location Data Brokers – A CYBER Podcast Special</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Jan 24, 2019
The Fall Of Mt. Gox – Part 1
49:51
<p>In its prime, Mt. Gox was essentially the place where Bitcoin happened. But for two years, Mt. Gox was imploding from the inside - while soaring to unprecedented success on the outside. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/the-fall-of-mt-gox-part-1/">The Fall Of Mt. Gox – Part 1</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Jan 22, 2019
Black Duck Eggs: Darknet Diaries
31:45
<p>This week we're doing an episode swap with the excellent podcast Darknet Diaries. A former NSA agent who has gone off to be a security consultant, tells a story about an assignment that he'll never forget...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/black-duck-eggs-darknet-diaries/">Black Duck Eggs: Darknet Diaries</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Jan 08, 2019
Dave Kennedy: The Psychological Principles of Social Engineering
37:45
<p>Today on Malicious Life, tens of thousands of people get robbed.  Then a community gets together to ask: should we take our money back, or let the hacker walk with it?</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/dave-kennedy-the-psychological-principles-of-social-engineering/">Dave Kennedy: The Psychological Principles of Social Engineering</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Dec 25, 2018
The Ethereum DAO Hack
39:47
<p>Today on Malicious Life, tens of thousands of people get robbed.  Then a community gets together to ask: should we take our money back, or let the hacker walk with it?</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/the-ethereum-dao-hack/">The Ethereum DAO Hack</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Dec 13, 2018
The Jerusalem Virus, Part 2
28:19
<p>How did the Jerusalem virus trigger the birth of the entire Anti Virus industry in Israel? A high-stakes wager on Live TV, and more.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/the-jerusalem-virus-part-2/">The Jerusalem Virus, Part 2</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Nov 26, 2018
The Jerusalem Virus, Part 1
24:07
<p>Although scary, the Jerusalem virus, discovered in Israel in 1987, was in fact a rather simple virus. How, then, did the virus trigger the birth of an entire national industry?</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/the-jerusalem-virus-part-1/">The Jerusalem Virus, Part 1</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Nov 15, 2018
Gene Spafford on the Morris Worm & Cyber-security in the 1980’s
55:42
<p>Eugene Spafford (aka Spaf), a professor of computer science at Purdue University, was the first researcher to publish a detailed analysis of the infamous Morris Worm. Gene talks to Ran about this incident, as well as how was security different in the 1980’s.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/gene_spafford/">Gene Spafford on the Morris Worm & Cyber-security in the 1980’s</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Oct 31, 2018
China Vs. Github
41:11
<p>It’s a weapon that harnessed the strength of millions of computers at once: a cannon so powerful it could break through any wall, take down any website. It is “the Great Cannon”.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/china_vs_github/">China Vs. Github</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Oct 16, 2018
The Ashley Madison Hack, Part 2
32:43
<p>On the second installment of our Ashely Madison hack retelling, we look at the fallout of one of the hack, and the people who’ve suffered from it.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/the-ashley-madison-hack-part-2/">The Ashley Madison Hack, Part 2</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Oct 04, 2018
The Ashley Madison Hack, Part 1
29:48
<p>When Ashley Madison got hacked, it made international headlines. Why? Because it wasn’t just a major event. It demonstrated how there’s information even more sensitive, even more significant than your credit card, or your social security number: your secrets.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/the-ashley-madison-hack-part-1/">The Ashley Madison Hack, Part 1</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Sep 19, 2018
Interview Special: Graham Cluley
53:56
<p>As we prepare to release an awesome 2-part story in two weeks, we decided to give you a chance to go back to some old favorites and check out some of the behind-the-scenes interviews of Malicious Life. Graham Cluley tells about his entry into the world of security. There are stories aplenty in this interview- Graham […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/interview-special-graham-cluley/">Interview Special: Graham Cluley</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Sep 05, 2018
The Target Hack
33:54
<p>If movies have taught me anything, it’s that if you want to rob a bank, you dress as the cleaning crew. The people behind the Target hack must have seen one action film too many, because when they decided to hack one of the biggest retailers in the world, they did so via the HVAC […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/the-target-hack/">The Target Hack</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Aug 23, 2018
WoW: Corrupted Blood
26:59
<p>How does the outbreak of a “plague” inside a video game- a bug, essentially- affect real-life disease research?</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/wow-corrupted-blood/">WoW: Corrupted Blood</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Jul 25, 2018
The Stuxnet Virus Pt. 3
30:00
<p>Stuxnet was a devastating weapon, but who wielded it? That is the question we try to answer with the final installment of our Stuxnet series. In this episode, we explore other, similar battles of the modern cyber war, and look further into the topic of Zero Day vulnerabilities. With special guests: Andrew Ginter, and Blake […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/the-stuxnet-virus-pt-3/">The Stuxnet Virus Pt. 3</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Jul 12, 2018
The Stuxnet Virus Pt. 2
27:22
<p>Stuxnet was a weapon, a kind of a smart bomb- perhaps one of the smartest bombs ever created. A bomb that couldn’t rely on operators, cameras, and laser targeting, instead it had to “think” its way to its destination. An invisible commando unit, dropped deep behind enemy lines. And its payload- not explosives, but lines […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/the-stuxnet-virus-pt-2/">The Stuxnet Virus Pt. 2</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Jul 12, 2018
The Stuxnet Virus Pt. 1
33:46
<p>Where armies once fought with bullets and bombs, they now engage in clandestine, invisible warfare. In 2010 a virus was discovered that would change the world’s perception of cyber warfare forever. Dubbed Stuxnet, this malicious piece of code has a single focus- to stop to development of Iran’s nuclear program. Part one of this three […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/the-stuxnet-virus-pt-1/">The Stuxnet Virus Pt. 1</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Jul 12, 2018
Shamoon – The Biggest Hack In History
26:45
<p>The Shammon Virus. There is a single company, run by a royal family, which employs the majority of the Saudi working population. It’s worth more than Apple, Google, and Amazon…by a lot. The Saudi Aramco oil company is one of the most significant commercial entities in human history. It’s hard to imagine, then, what could […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/shamoon_biggest_hack_in_history/">Shamoon – The Biggest Hack In History</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Jun 29, 2018
The Melissa Virus
21:41
<p>Not all malware is created equal. Some malware will attempt to erase your files, demand ransom, or steal your information. Others will do no such thing- and still end up being worse. Don’t believe us? What if a virus made your computer send pornography to fifty of your closest friends and family? Yes, including your […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/the-melissa-virus/">The Melissa Virus</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Jun 14, 2018
GhostNet
28:20
<p>A young woman is arrested by the Chinese government while trying to cross the border to Tibet. Her interrogator, a Chinese spy, pulls out a dossier full of information regarding her activity online. It turns out she’s been visiting pro-Tibet websites, and for that, she’s sentenced to two months in jail. What is GhostNet? Find […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/ghostnet/">GhostNet</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
May 30, 2018
The Morris Worm Pt. 2
22:23
<p>In an attempt to halt the Morris worm’s path of destruction, a systems administrator at Harvard shut down the university router through which Andy Sudduth’s message would be sent to the internet.  The post didn’t go through until after it was too late.  In a tragic movie-twist, the fix that everybody needed was heard by […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/the-morris-worm-pt-2/">The Morris Worm Pt. 2</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
May 16, 2018
The Morris Worm Pt. 1
26:49
<p>We’ve introduced you to some of the seminal malware attacks that have shaped cybersecurity history. Perhaps no other incident in history, though, has had the effect on how we think about computer security today as the Morris worm.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/the-morris-worm-pt-1/">The Morris Worm Pt. 1</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
May 02, 2018
The Half Life 2 Hack
38:00
<p>How far should a die-hard fan go, in order to bring closer to them the thing that they love? In one of the most interesting, yet relatively unknown cybersecurity stories, a young hacker attempts to steal his favorite game prior to its release and then attempts to blackmail his victims into hiring him. An evil […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/the-half-life-2-hack/">The Half Life 2 Hack</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Apr 18, 2018
The Legalities of the Cyber War
22:40
<p>Catching a criminal is by no means easy, but there’s something we take for granted in any crime: that the criminal has a face and a name, that they used a specific weapon on a specific target, and that the crime had ended once it was complete.   But what about a crime without a […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/the-legalities-of-the-cyber-war/">The Legalities of the Cyber War</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Apr 04, 2018
Fancy Bear, Cozy Bear
30:35
<p>When representatives from the Democratic National Committee reached out to a silicon valley cybersecurity company, to investigate a potential breach in their computer system, it’s hard to imagine what they might have expected to come of it. It didn’t take long to discover that something was amiss.  Red flags were popping up all over the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/fancy-bear-cozy-bear/">Fancy Bear, Cozy Bear</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Mar 21, 2018
Hack Back
33:59
<p>Those who have experienced a cybercrime know the feelings of frustration and helplessness that come along with it. A hacker could be halfway across the world when they attack you, and you might have no way of figuring out who it was or catching them even if you could. So frustrating. But is there really nothing we […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/hack-back/">Hack Back</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Mar 07, 2018
Cyber Terrorism
31:23
<p>What governments and powerful organizations regularly use, others will find ways to use as well. Cyber activity fits so incredibly well with terrorism. Actors can remain hidden, or reveal themselves to the world; Create propaganda campaign, or aim for real damage. Join us on this episode of Malicious Life, as we learn the story of […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/episode-18-cyber-terrorism/">Cyber Terrorism</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Feb 21, 2018
Super Spies
34:48
<p>The NSA has many means at its disposal. But how does it use these means, and for what goals? Discover the (literally) secret history of the NSA’s cyber activity. Travel with us to Russia and back, learn the origins of FISA, and find out more about the government agency so secret it was once dubbed […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/episode-17-super-spies/">Super Spies</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Feb 07, 2018
The Trojan Horse Affair
22:25
<p>The early 2000s were an interesting time in Information Security. This is roughly the period when malware transitioned from viruses written by teenagers for fun, to cybercrime tools in the hands of sophisticated criminals. This week’s story took place in that time frame – and was a precursor of that transition. It is also a cautionary […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/episode-16-the-trojan-horse-affair/">The Trojan Horse Affair</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Jan 24, 2018
Friend or Foe
36:24
<p>The largest hack in U.S military history may have been conducted by… The NSA. In 1997, a wargame conducted by the NSA showed just how unprepared we were for a potential cybernetic strike- in 4 days, NSA hackers were able to take down entire military networks. It revealed the dire consequences of a possible cyberattack, and even […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/malicious-life-episode-15-friend-or-foe/">Friend or Foe</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Jan 10, 2018
Amit Serper Interview- Holiday Special Episode
39:08
<p>It’s the holidays and everyone’s on vacation – but the Internet never rests and neither do the bad guys in cybersecurity. So, for this holiday special, we figured we’ll air an interesting interview we did a few weeks back with Amit Serper, Principal Security Researcher at Cybereason, NotPetya vaccinator, and former cyber warrior for the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/amit-serper-interview-holiday-special-episode/">Amit Serper Interview- Holiday Special Episode</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Dec 27, 2017
Deception
29:50
<p>From the Bulgarian hacker scene of the 90’s, featured in episodes 1 and 2, we now move to the vibrant underground hacker scene of West and East Berlin. Working secretly for the KGB, a young Berliner hacker attempts to hack the U.S military network, only to be stopped by a curious, and inventive astronomer. A […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/malicious-life-episode-14-deception/">Deception</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Dec 13, 2017
Weapons of Mass Disruption
41:00
<p>The threat of fire and fury stands at the center of all modern conflicts- nuclear bombs that can eradicate life in seconds are the ultimate weapon of war, as they pose a huge threat to centers of population. But what of the cyber war? What threat could it possibly pose to life as we know […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/episode-13/">Weapons of Mass Disruption</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Nov 29, 2017
The Soldiers of North Korea
33:34
<p>Guerrilla warfare has been around for as long as conventional warfare has. The idea that a small force, through cunning and brazen action, could overtake a larger force is an old one. From pirates who would take merchant ships by surprise, to lengthy military campaigns against an enemy that is hiding in plain sight. The […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/episode-12/">The Soldiers of North Korea</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Nov 15, 2017
The Propaganda
39:58
<p>Governments around the world have been making devious use of the internet as a platform to spread, not malware, but propaganda. As in all wars, propaganda is a huge part of the modern cyber war. Join us as we explore the roots, and the most creative uses of the internet to spread information and disinformation […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/episode-11/">The Propaganda</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Nov 01, 2017
The Whistleblowers
6:32
<p>WikiLeaks has ushered in a new age in whistle blowing: Modern leakers such as Chelsea Manning – who’s story is the focus of our current episode – expose huge amounts of confidential information. But can these mega-leaks really influence the actions and policies of governments?</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/episode-10/">The Whistleblowers</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Oct 17, 2017
Stuxnet, part 3
29:46
<p>Stuxnet was a devastating weapon, but who wielded it? That is the question we try to answer with the final installment of our Stuxnet series. In this episode, we explore other, similar battles of the modern cyber war, and look further into the topic of Zero Day vulnerabilities. With special guests: Andrew Ginter, and Blake […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/episode-9/">Stuxnet, part 3</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Oct 02, 2017
Stuxnet, part 2
27:01
<p>Stuxnet was a weapon, a kind of a smart bomb- perhaps one of the smartest bombs ever created. A bomb that couldn’t rely on operators, cameras, and laser targeting, instead it had to “think” its way to its destination. An invisible commando unit, dropped deep behind enemy lines. And its payload- not explosives, but lines […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/episode-8/">Stuxnet, part 2</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Sep 18, 2017
Stuxnet, part 1
33:46
<p>Where armies once fought with bullets and bombs, they now engage in clandestine, invisible warfare. In 2010 a virus was discovered that would change the world’s perception of cyber warfare forever. Dubbed Stuxnet, this malicious piece of code has a single focus- to stop to development of Iran’s nuclear program. Part one of this three […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/episode-7/">Stuxnet, part 1</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Aug 30, 2017
Hell to Pay
37:27
<p>A global FBI manhunt for the world’s most wanted cyber criminal ends in the capture of a massive criminal network, but with the escape of the man himself. Security experts who operate within the gray areas of morality develop botnets that destroy personal devices infected with malicious botnets in what they call “the chemotherapy of […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/episode-6/">Hell to Pay</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Aug 21, 2017
The Roots of Evil
30:23
<p>WannaCry’s widespread cyber attack on more than 200,000 computers all over the world made headlines – but only a few people remember a similar attack, named The AIDS Trojan, almost 30 years earlier… In this episode of Malicious Life, we go deep into the world of ransomware to examine its roots, the tools used and […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/episode-5/">The Roots of Evil</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Aug 07, 2017
Big Cannons
44:52
<p>2016 is known throughout the circles of information security as “The Year of The DDoS Attacks”, and rightfully so: 5 large scale DDoS attacks – ‘Distributed Denial Of Service’ – shocked the technology world. In this episode of Malicious Life, we examine how the power of the internet itself can be harvested and deployed to […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/malicious-life-episode-4-big-cannons/">Big Cannons</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Jul 24, 2017
Spam Empire
31:00
<p>In this episode of Malicious Life, we take a look at one of the oldest forms of criminal activity on the web- the spam empires of the 90’s and 2000’s. Find out how these multi-million dollar industries operated, how they served as a half step towards the organized online crime groups of the modern age, […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/episode-3/">Spam Empire</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Jul 06, 2017
The Dark Avenger
30:29
<p>In 1989, a message was found in a virus: “Eddie Lives…Somewhere in Time!”. ‘Eddie’ was a particularly nasty virus, and its discovery led a young Bulgarian security researcher down a rabbit hole, on a hunt for the prolific creator of the Eddie virus: The Dark Avenger. With special guests: Vesselin Bontchev, Graham Cluley.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/episode-2/">The Dark Avenger</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Jun 30, 2017
Ghost In The Machine
26:09
<p>Cybercrime is one of the most notable threats we face as computer users, nowadays. But it wasn’t always so. Those of us who’ve been in the field long enough may remember a time when computer viruses were much more innocent, and virus authors were usually just bored computer geeks- not members of a sophisticated, well-organized […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life/episode-1/">Ghost In The Machine</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://malicious.life">Malicious Life</a>.</p>
Jun 28, 2017