Hunting Cyber Criminals

This book explores Open Source Intelligence Gathering (OSINT) inside out from multiple perspectives, including those of hackers and seasoned intelligence experts.

Author: Vinny Troia

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119540922

Category: Computers

Page: 544

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The skills and tools for collecting, verifying and correlating information from different types of systems is an essential skill when tracking down hackers. This book explores Open Source Intelligence Gathering (OSINT) inside out from multiple perspectives, including those of hackers and seasoned intelligence experts. OSINT refers to the techniques and tools required to harvest publicly available data concerning a person or an organization. With several years of experience of tracking hackers with OSINT, the author whips up a classical plot-line involving a hunt for a threat actor. While taking the audience through the thrilling investigative drama, the author immerses the audience with in-depth knowledge of state-of-the-art OSINT tools and techniques. Technical users will want a basic understanding of the Linux command line in order to follow the examples. But a person with no Linux or programming experience can still gain a lot from this book through the commentaries. This book’s unique digital investigation proposition is a combination of story-telling, tutorials, and case studies. The book explores digital investigation from multiple angles: Through the eyes of the author who has several years of experience in the subject. Through the mind of the hacker who collects massive amounts of data from multiple online sources to identify targets as well as ways to hit the targets. Through the eyes of industry leaders. This book is ideal for: Investigation professionals, forensic analysts, and CISO/CIO and other executives wanting to understand the mindset of a hacker and how seemingly harmless information can be used to target their organization. Security analysts, forensic investigators, and SOC teams looking for new approaches on digital investigations from the perspective of collecting and parsing publicly available information. CISOs and defense teams will find this book useful because it takes the perspective of infiltrating an organization from the mindset of a hacker. The commentary provided by outside experts will also provide them with ideas to further protect their organization’s data.
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Author: Dr. Rohit P Shabran

Publisher: Booksclinic Publishing

ISBN: 9789391046590

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Evidence Based Cybersecurity

impact of blo ain on cybersecurity management. In K. Daimi, & C. Peoples (Eds.), Advances in cybersecurity management (pp. 117–138). ... Hunting cyber criminals: A hacker's guide to online intelligence gathering tools and techniques.

Author: Pierre-Luc Pomerleau

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000600933

Category: Computers

Page: 250

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The prevalence of cyber-dependent crimes and illegal activities that can only be performed using a computer, computer networks, or other forms of information communication technology has significantly increased during the last two decades in the USA and worldwide. As a result, cybersecurity scholars and practitioners have developed various tools and policies to reduce individuals' and organizations' risk of experiencing cyber-dependent crimes. However, although cybersecurity research and tools production efforts have increased substantially, very little attention has been devoted to identifying potential comprehensive interventions that consider both human and technical aspects of the local ecology within which these crimes emerge and persist. Moreover, it appears that rigorous scientific assessments of these technologies and policies "in the wild" have been dismissed in the process of encouraging innovation and marketing. Consequently, governmental organizations, public, and private companies allocate a considerable portion of their operations budgets to protecting their computer and internet infrastructures without understanding the effectiveness of various tools and policies in reducing the myriad of risks they face. Unfortunately, this practice may complicate organizational workflows and increase costs for government entities, businesses, and consumers. The success of the evidence-based approach in improving performance in a wide range of professions (for example, medicine, policing, and education) leads us to believe that an evidence-based cybersecurity approach is critical for improving cybersecurity efforts. This book seeks to explain the foundation of the evidence-based cybersecurity approach, review its relevance in the context of existing security tools and policies, and provide concrete examples of how adopting this approach could improve cybersecurity operations and guide policymakers' decision-making process. The evidence-based cybersecurity approach explained aims to support security professionals', policymakers', and individual computer users' decision-making regarding the deployment of security policies and tools by calling for rigorous scientific investigations of the effectiveness of these policies and mechanisms in achieving their goals to protect critical assets. This book illustrates how this approach provides an ideal framework for conceptualizing an interdisciplinary problem like cybersecurity because it stresses moving beyond decision-makers' political, financial, social, and personal experience backgrounds when adopting cybersecurity tools and policies. This approach is also a model in which policy decisions are made based on scientific research findings.
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Cybersecurity and Cognitive Science

Hunting cyber criminals: A Hacker's guide to online intelligence gathering tools and techniques. Indianapolis, Indiana: Wiley. Van Boven, L., White, K., Kamada, A., & Gilovich, T. (2003). Intuitions about situational correction in self ...

Author: Ahmed Moustafa

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780323906968

Category: Education

Page: 400

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Cybersecurity and Cognitive Science provides the reader with multiple examples of interactions between cybersecurity, psychology and neuroscience. Specifically, reviewing current research on cognitive skills of network security agents (e.g., situational awareness) as well as individual differences in cognitive measures (e.g., risk taking, impulsivity, procrastination, among others) underlying cybersecurity attacks. Chapters on detection of network attacks as well as detection of cognitive engineering attacks are also included. This book also outlines various modeling frameworks, including agent-based modeling, network modeling, as well as cognitive modeling methods to both understand and improve cybersecurity. Outlines cognitive modeling within cybersecurity problems Reviews the connection between intrusion detection systems and human psychology Discusses various cognitive strategies for enhancing cybersecurity Summarizes the cognitive skills of efficient network security agents, including the role of situational awareness
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Learn Computer Forensics

Open source intelligence techniques: Resources for searching and analyzing online information. United States: Troia, V. (2020). Hunting cyber criminals: A hacker's guide to online intelligence gathering tools and ...

Author: William Oettinger

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781803239071

Category: Computers

Page: 435

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Learn Computer Forensics from a veteran investigator and technical trainer and explore how to properly document digital evidence collected Key Features Investigate the core methods of computer forensics to procure and secure advanced digital evidence skillfully Record the digital evidence collected and organize a forensic examination on it Perform an assortment of Windows scientific examinations to analyze and overcome complex challenges Book Description Computer Forensics, being a broad topic, involves a variety of skills which will involve seizing electronic evidence, acquiring data from electronic evidence, data analysis, and finally developing a forensic report. This book will help you to build up the skills you need to work in a highly technical environment. This book's ideal goal is to get you up and running with forensics tools and techniques to successfully investigate crime and corporate misconduct. You will discover ways to collect personal information about an individual from online sources. You will also learn how criminal investigations are performed online while preserving data such as e-mails, images, and videos that may be important to a case. You will further explore networking and understand Network Topologies, IP Addressing, and Network Devices. Finally, you will how to write a proper forensic report, the most exciting portion of the forensic exam process. By the end of this book, you will have developed a clear understanding of how to acquire, analyze, and present digital evidence, like a proficient computer forensics investigator. What you will learn Explore the investigative process, rules of evidence, legal process, and ethical guidelines Understand the difference between sectors, clusters, volumes, and file slack Validate forensic equipment, computer program, and examination methods Create and validate forensically sterile media Gain the ability to draw conclusions based on the exam discoveries Record discoveries utilizing the technically correct terminology Discover the limitations and guidelines for RAM Capture and its tools Explore timeline analysis, media analysis, string searches, and recovery of deleted data Who this book is for This book is for IT beginners, students, or an investigator in the public or private sector. This book will also help IT professionals who are new to incident response and digital forensics and are looking at choosing cybersecurity as their career. Individuals planning to pass the Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE) certification will also find this book useful.
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Slandered and Helpless

This book is all about cyber security, cyber hacking, cyber war, cyber slander, online reputation, online reputation management, and reputation justice.

Author: Treat Preston

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1500985953


Page: 222

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Reputation Management: Slandered and Helpless - In Defense of Your Reputation Online & Offline is an eye-opening book into the world of cyber slander and cyber crime. In today's cyber world millions of people worldwide are under assault by nefarious people - not just cyber criminals - as they stand by and witness online slander and reputation destruction with no end in sight or any legal remedy available. This book is all about cyber security, cyber hacking, cyber war, cyber slander, online reputation, online reputation management, and reputation justice. Written by bestselling author and Senior Forensics Investigator Dr Treat Preston, Dr. Preston has spent the better part of his thirty two years as a forensics investigator hunting down cyber criminals and nefarious people that attack the unwary online. No one is safe online when it comes to reputation slander but you can prevent it and you can fight back and this book shows you how. Here is the TABLE OF CONTENTS DISCLAIMER AND TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT: Introduction - The Internet Can be Your Best Friend or Your Worst Enemy Chapter 1 - Cyber Webs of Deception, Lies and Manipulation Chapter 2 - Character is Acquired; Reputations Are Made Chapter 3 - How to Defend Yourself on the Net Chapter 4 - How To Repair Any Damage Done to Your Reputation Chapter 5 - The DOs and DON'TS of Internet Usage Chapter 6 - Using Social Media with Caution I Have a Special Gift for My Readers Meet the Author Dr. Preston will quickly show you just how vulnerable you are online and how easy it is to steal your information and make your life a living hell. He describes organized cyber criminal gangs that prey on individuals and then charge them to undo the damage they have caused. If you use the Internet for personal reasons, pleasure or business then this book is a must read BOOK FOR YOU. Learn how to prevent reputation slander and learn how to protect yourself from cyber crime.
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The Ransomware Hunting Team

This book follows them as they put their health, personal relationships, and financial security on the line to navigate the technological and moral challenges of combating digital hostage taking.

Author: Renee Dudley

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374603311

Category: True Crime

Page: 196

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A real-life technological thriller about a band of eccentric misfits taking on the biggest cybersecurity threats of our time. "What Michael Lewis did for baseball in Moneyball, Dudley and Golden do brilliantly for the world of ransomware and hackers. Cinematic, big in scope, and meticulously reported, this book is impossible to put down." —Doug Stanton, New York Times bestselling author of In Harm’s Way and Horse Soldiers Scattered across the world, an elite team of code crackers is working tirelessly to thwart the defining cyber scourge of our time. You’ve probably never heard of them. But if you work for a school, a business, a hospital, or a municipal government, or simply cherish your digital data, you may be painfully familiar with the team’s sworn enemy: ransomware. Again and again, an unlikely band of misfits, mostly self-taught and often struggling to make ends meet, have outwitted the underworld of hackers who lock computer networks and demand huge payments in return for the keys. The Ransomware Hunting Team traces the adventures of these unassuming heroes and how they have used their skills to save millions of ransomware victims from paying billions of dollars to criminals. Working tirelessly from bedrooms and back offices, and refusing payment, they’ve rescued those whom the often hapless FBI has been unwilling or unable to help. Foremost among them is Michael Gillespie, a cancer survivor and cat lover who got his start cracking ransomware while working at a Nerds on Call store in the town of Normal, Illinois. Other teammates include the brilliant, reclusive Fabian Wosar, a high school dropout from Germany who enjoys bantering with the attackers he foils, and his protégé, the British computer science prodigy Sarah White. Together, they have established themselves as the most effective force against an escalating global threat. This book follows them as they put their health, personal relationships, and financial security on the line to navigate the technological and moral challenges of combating digital hostage taking. Urgent, uplifting, and entertaining, Renee Dudley and Daniel Golden’s The Ransomware Hunting Team is a real-life technological thriller that illuminates a dangerous new era of cybercrime.
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The Enigma Factor

"Move over David Baldacci, Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum, and Clive Cussler. Burkey and Breakfield have created a storyline for the new millennium." "Even if you're not that computer savvy, you will really like this series!

Author: Charles V Breakfield

Publisher: Icabod Press

ISBN: 1946858277

Category: Fiction

Page: 402

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Jacob Michaels, computer network security-tester extraordinaire, tries to settle into a quiet life of work to polish his technology skills after the death of his mother. Cyber-criminals are hunting for new victims when they target the brilliant programmer to try to seduce into joining their cause. More people are hunting him than just the Russian cyber kingpin. As Jacob sets off to find those who target him, he discovers other technologists' views which puts him in direct contact with previously unknown global experts. Buzz, when looking for the easy way inadvertently crosses the line to the dark side then begs his best friend Jacob for help. Jacob, brilliant as he is may not have enough experience to win this on his own. Of course, having your identity erased makes helping anybody else secondary to your problems. Jacob battles against global cyber masterminds using his knowledge of programming, identity theft, and hacking, but learns more about security and encryption when he connects with the distractingly beautiful encryptionist Petra. Jacob's challenge is how to keep ahead of the criminals and identify who to trust. In their debut TechnoThriller, The Enigma Factor, award-winning authors Breakfield and Burkey weave a complex tale of danger, intrigue, and international cyber combat. They use a relevant technology foundation, then layer on travel, romance, humor and mystery Like rust, the cat and mouse game of the new cyber warfare age never sleeps. What readers are saying Kirkus - A complex thriller with a hacker-centric plot and polished technological descriptions that may attract new fans. "Move over David Baldacci, Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum, and Clive Cussler. Burkey and Breakfield have created a storyline for the new millennium." "Even if you're not that computer savvy, you will really like this series! I listened to book 1 on Audible. Kept me guessing and makes me even more nervous about cybersecurity for my devices!?" "The authors have so much authentic knowledge that you can't help but want this series to keep on going!"
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Cybersecurity For Dummies

How to defend against them? What to do if your personal or business information is compromised? Cybersecurity For Dummies gives you all that information and much more, in language you can understand without a PhD in technology.

Author: Joseph Steinberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119560326

Category: Computers

Page: 368

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Protect your business and family against cyber attacks Cybersecurity is the protection against the unauthorized or criminal use of electronic data and the practice of ensuring the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of information. Being "cyber-secure" means that a person or organization has both protected itself against attacks by cyber criminals and other online scoundrels, and ensured that it has the ability to recover if it is attacked. If keeping your business or your family safe from cybersecurity threats is on your to-do list, Cybersecurity For Dummies will introduce you to the basics of becoming cyber-secure! You’ll learn what threats exist, and how to identify, protect against, detect, and respond to these threats, as well as how to recover if you have been breached! The who and why of cybersecurity threats Basic cybersecurity concepts What to do to be cyber-secure Cybersecurity careers What to think about to stay cybersecure in the future Now is the time to identify vulnerabilities that may make you a victim of cyber-crime — and to defend yourself before it is too late.
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Hunting LeRoux

The story of Paul LeRoux, the twisted-genius entrepreneur and cold-blooded killer who brought revolutionary innovation to international crime, and the exclusive inside story of how the DEA’s elite, secretive 960 Group brought him down.

Author: Elaine Shannon

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062859150

Category: True Crime

Page: 368

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With a foreword by four-time Oscar nominated filmmaker Michael Mann. The story of Paul LeRoux, the twisted-genius entrepreneur and cold-blooded killer who brought revolutionary innovation to international crime, and the exclusive inside story of how the DEA’s elite, secretive 960 Group brought him down. Paul LeRoux was born in Zimbabwe and raised in South Africa. After a first career as a pioneering cybersecurity entrepreneur, he plunged hellbent into the dark side, using his extraordinary talents to develop a disruptive new business model for transnational organized crime. Along the way he created a mercenary force of ex-U.S. and NATO sharpshooters to carry out contract murders for his own pleasure and profit. The criminal empire he built was Cartel 4.0, utilizing the gig economy and the tools of the Digital Age: encrypted mobile devices, cloud sharing and novel money-laundering techniques. LeRoux’s businesses, cyber-linked by his own dark worldwide web, stretched from Southeast Asia across the Middle East and Africa to Brazil; they generated hundreds of millions of dollars in sales of arms, drugs, chemicals, bombs, missile technology and murder. He dealt with rogue nations—Iran and North Korea—as well as the Chinese Triads, Somali pirates, Serb mafia, outlaw bikers, militants, corrupt African and Asian officials and coup-plotters. Initially, LeRoux appeared as a ghost image on law enforcement and intelligence radar, an inexplicable presence in the middle of a variety of criminal endeavors. He was Netflix to Blockbuster, Spotify to Tower Records. A bold disruptor, his methods brought international crime into the age of innovation, making his operations barely detectable and LeRoux nearly invisible. But he gained the attention of a small band of bold, unorthodox DEA agents, whose brief was tracking down drugs-and-arms trafficking kingpins who contributed to war and global instability. The 960 Group, an element of the DEA’s Special Operations Division, had launched some of the most complex, coordinated and dangerous operations in the agency’s history. They used unorthodox methods and undercover informants to penetrate LeRoux’s inner circle and bring him down. For five years Elaine Shannon immersed herself in LeRoux’s shadowy world. She gained exclusive access to the agents and players, including undercover operatives who looked LeRoux in the eye on a daily basis. Shannon takes us on a shocking tour of this dark frontier, going deep into the operations and the mind of a singularly visionary and frightening figure—Escobar and Victor Bout along with the innovative vision of Steve Jobs rolled into one. She puts you in the room with these people and their moment-to-moment encounters, jeopardy, frustration, anger and small victories, creating a narrative with a breath-taking edge, immediacy and a stranger-than-fiction reality. Remarkable, disturbing, and utterly engrossing, Hunting LeRoux introduces a new breed of criminal spawned by the savage, greed-exalting underside of the Age of Innovation—and a new kind of true crime story. It is a look into the future—a future that is dark.
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