Risky Business #281 -- Eyes on DPRK

Public satellite imagery yields a wealth of intelligence...
17 May 2013 » Risky Business

This week's feature interview is with Dave Jorm, a Brisbane-based security geek and environmental science aficionado who's done some really interesting OSINT analysis of agricultural efficiency in North Korea with publicly available satellite data.

He's presenting his findings at AusCERT's annual conference on the Gold Coast next week; he joins the podcast to talk about his work and the online community of North Korea watchers.

Ok, so it's not exactly about infosec, but it's really interesting stuff and I hope you all enjoy it!

This week's show is brought to you by the fine folks at HackLabs, the Australian pentesting firm. If you need your pens tested, get in touch with the team at HackLabs.com.

This week's sponsor interview is with HackLabs head honcho Chris Gatford. We chat to him about a tale of two banks -- one big Middle Eastern bank and one small Australian bank. They're two organisations with very different approaches to security and very different security postures, but both eventually failed penetration tests by making the same simple mistakes.

Show notes

LulzSec Hackers Sentenced to Prison by London Court | Threat Level | Wired.com

Hacker Aush0k fronts Sydney court - Hackers - SC Magazine Australia - Secure Business Intelligence

$45M Bank Hack Suspect Was Shot Dead While Playing Dominoes | Threat Level | Wired.com

Judge Allows Evidence Gathered From FBI's Spoofed Cell Tower | Threat Level | Wired.com

Saudi Telecom Sought U.S. Researcher's Help in Spying on Mobile Users | Threat Level | Wired.com

Bloomberg Leaks Private Messages from Data-Mining Project | Threatpost

Obama Administration Secretly Obtains Phone Records of AP Journalists | Threat Level | Wired.com

Lawmakers Introduce Bill Requiring Court Order to Seize Phone Records | Threat Level | Wired.com

FBI's Latest Proposal for a Wiretap-Ready Internet Should Be Trashed | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

Biometric Database of All Adult Americans Hidden in Immigration Reform | Threat Level | Wired.com

Syrian Internet Connection Cut Off Again | Threatpost

Trade Sanctions Cited in Hundreds of Syrian Domain Seizures - Krebs on Security

DDoS Services Advertise Openly, Take PayPal - Krebs on Security

Honeynet Project Researchers Build ICS Honeypot | Threatpost

Attackers Target Older Java Bugs | Threatpost

Malicious Firefox, Chrome Extensions Target Facebook Users | Threatpost

Spyware Campaign Originating in India Targeting Pakistanis | Threatpost

Firefox 21 Update Patches 8 Vulnerabilities, 3 Critical | Threatpost

Microsoft Patches IE Zero Day Used In Watering Hole Attack | Threatpost

Adobe Patches ColdFusion Flaws Exploited in Wild | Threatpost

How a Career Con Man Led a Federal Sting That Cost Google $500 Million | Threat Level | Wired.com

Zuluboy - Mbombela (A Twist of Bayethe) - YouTube


With that sentencing, they will know be very vigilant of what they are all about. I guess they are all ears on that one. - Mission Maids


Hi Patrick!!

Thanks for your show. I am an avid listener, still a computer security student. :)

So, thanks again.