Bonus Episode

Tales from Tracking Cybercriminals

Wednesday, November 2nd, 9:09 AM GMT / 10:09 AM CET
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Tales from Tracking Cybercriminals

Episode Description

Tales from Tracking Cybercriminals

Illicit forums and dark web marketplaces are so closely guarded that it’s almost impossible to know how many stolen user accounts, digital assets, or data leaks are exposed, let alone who is responsible. But the more we can uncover, the better we can defend against attacks and hold threat actors accountable. In this bonus episode, Cyril is joined by his boss and Netacea’s Head of Threat Research, Matthew Gracey-McMinn. They swap stories from the trenches of cyber-threat intelligence gathering, where they infiltrate criminal forums and marketplaces to root out attackers and their tactics in stealing accounts, data and digital resources from businesses and individuals.

Podcast Host

Cyril Noel-Tagoe

Principal Security Researcher , Netacea

Cyril Noel-Tagoe is an experienced information security professional and Principal Security Researcher at Netacea. He spends his time researching, speaking and writing about malicious bots and other cyber security topics.

Podcast Guest

Matthew Gracey-McMinn

Head of Threat Research , Netacea

Matthew is an experienced Cyber Threat Intelligence professional with an MPhil from the University of Oxford. In his current role at Netacea, he researches and investigates the impact of malicious bots on online businesses and their customers.

Episode Transcript

[00:00:00] Matthew Gracey-McMinn: One threat actor I was speaking to from Russia, I was trying to convince him that I was Japanese, so I was typing Japanese into Google Translate to turn it from Japanese into Russian and he sat there and he told me, "a lot of the Japanese I speak to speak much better Russian than you. You should really study harder. You know, your foreign language skills are really poor." And I was sat there like, "If you knew, if you knew I was British, you would be very impressed with my Japanese, which is on point!"

[00:00:27] Cyril Noel-Tagoe: Hello everyone and welcome to Cyber Security Sessions, our regular podcast exploring all things cyber security. I'll be your host, Cyril Noel-Tegoe, principal security researcher at Netacea, the world's first fully agentless bot management product. Threat intelligence plays an important role in cyber security, and understanding the potential threats to your operations is vital in protecting yourself from harm. To quote th

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