Dark Python: Social engineering and hacking with 70% success rate
a talk by Lukáš Hurych
In the course of the last few years I launched a lot of different attacks in our company (60+ teammates) and with some of them, I had a success rate of 70%. From getting people’s Facebook accounts or access to their LastPass accounts to custom written malware.
The threat that anyone can steal your customer data is a potential killer of any (financial) company. Being suspicious and aware of all potential phishing attacks and other traps is a must.
In this talk we will look at the practical (dark) examples I have executed and why Python was the best language of choice. From social engineering (sophisticated phishing attacks), custom malware, dropping nasty USB drives on the street to technical/network attacks.
When you want to be really successful in doing social engineering you need to prepare the ultimate user experience. You can not make a mistake and you can not overlook little details (that usually happens if you develop your own apps/websites). Those little details make UX in your app/website awesome (if you are on the good side) but can be exploited pretty easily by the dark side.
This talk is suitable for both beginner and advanced Pythonistas.
Study of psychology gave me great knowledge for marketing but the combination with Python is a killer for phishing, writing malware, hacking and all the fun stuff. I'm doing all this just as a hobby trying to test and protect our company and our team.