Black Hat Briefings 2008 (Washington DC)

by Nitesh Dhanjani

I presented Bad Sushi: Beating Phishers at their Own Game with Billy Rios last week at the Black Hat Briefings in DC. The best part of the experience was the opportunity to talk to people in the audience after the presentation, and to hear their perspectives on the subject.

Here is what others have to say about the presentation:
Black Hat Lifts the Cover Off ID Theft Phishing Networks [eWeek]
The myth of the Ninja Hacker [CNET]
Black Hat D.C. wraps up [CNET]
Black Hat, Day 1: Cracking GSM and skimming ATMs [ZDNet, thanks Nate]
Black Hat: Honor Among Thieves?

Here is some additional coverage:
Bank scammers scammed, says security researcher [The Register]
World of Phishing Exposed (podcast)
Researchers Expose "Stupid Phisher Tricks" [Dark Reading]
How phishers work -- the inside story [Guardian]
Most Phishers Clueless, Say Researchers

If you were unable to attend the presentation, but would like to get a glimpse of the material, please read the on-line interview with Billy and me that I linked to earlier: Interview with Nitesh Dhanjani and Billy Rios, Spies in the Phishing Underground.

Since the presentation, Billy and I have discussed new material applicable to this presentation, and so I think we will be continue to present updated versions of this talk at future security conferences.