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Website Attack Attempts Via Vegas Rose During Black Hat, DEF CON
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Kelly Jackson Higgins
Kelly Jackson Higgins,
User Rank: Strategist
8/24/2014 | 6:10:57 PM
Re: Odd
It is an interesting stat, but I read it as the transition from one show to the other. 
DFER1
DFER1,
User Rank: Apprentice
8/22/2014 | 6:23:02 PM
Odd
One part of the article doesn't make any sense: "The attack volume rose at the start of Black Hat, dropped toward the end, and then began to increase at the start of DEF CON".

Black Hat and DEF CON overlap!  Thursday is the last day of BH and the first day of DEF CON.  That little fact makes me doubt the whole article, not to mention the source of the data is a security vendor.
bshteiman
bshteiman,
User Rank: Apprentice
8/21/2014 | 2:59:23 PM
Re: Correlations
I believe that there is always a certain climb of traffic/attack traffic when a big conference is in town, since many people come with their internet-needy computers, and those may be infected by malware etc...

In a hacker conference, its different. since A. the users are more security savvy and security-space-educated and are less likely to produce hijacked traffic. therefor it is more likely that attack traffic is generated from that unique crowd.

Barry Shteiman.
RyanSepe
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
8/21/2014 | 8:51:52 AM
Correlations
For BlackHat and DefCon this makes sense. An area is most vulnerable when there are less people patrolling it. This principle is followed here. But for what reason might there be a spike in volume for the NAACP conference?


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