Turkish Hacking Group Cyber Warrior’s e-Magazine : TeknoDE

Cyber Warrior is one of the biggest hacker groups in Turkey. The group was established in 1999. Their first significant cyber-attack was in 2003, when they launched a massive operation against 1,500 U.S. websites in protest against the American invasion of Iraq and a specific incident where Turkish military personnel in northern Iraq were captured and interrogated by the U.S. Army.

Turkish Hacking Group Cyber Warrior
Turkish Hacking Group Cyber Warrior

Cyber Warrior (CW) comprises teams for strategy, intelligence, logistics, R&D and a dedicated unit for waging cyber-attacks named Akincilar. In recent weeks, for examples, Akincilar has attacked official government websites of countries that discriminate against their Muslim populations, in their opinion.

Additionally, CW has been active developing cyber tools and improving others. They even write instructional manuals on cyber security and have established a Cyber Academy, where they provide online training.

In September 2014, the group published their first monthly e-Magazine. The magazine is published on their online platforms and it includes cyber news items from the IT world, new technologies, cyber security, hacking news, programming and more.

September 2014 issue of TeknoDE
September 2014 issue of TeknoDE

In their first issue, they featured a cryptography contest with the top prize of a book, mug and mouse pad.

Cryptography Contest
Cryptography Contest

In their October issue, they reviewed the recently discovered Shellshock vulnerability, shared information on how to locate a lost mobile phone and discussed ways to hack into Gmail accounts, and aircraft and satellite systems.

October 2014 issue of TeknoDE
October 2014 issue of TeknoDE

A couple of weeks ago, they produced the November 2014 issue, featuring articles about credit card frauds, new Android malware and interviews with Cyber Warrior founders.

November 2014 issue of TeknoDE

 

Currently, the magazine is in Turkish and it increases awareness of the Cyber world for users, while promoting an interest in cyber security among them.

Members of the website and readers of CWTeknoDE will not only be motivated to hack, but with this magazine they will have chance to learn more about the cyber world, and methods and vulnerabilities.

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Infosec 2014 – London Calling

London calling to the faraway towns
Now war is declared and battle come down
London calling to the underworld
Come out of the cupboard, you boys and girls

London calling, now don’t look to us
Phony Beatlemania has bitten the dust
London calling, see we ain’t got no swing
‘Cept for the reign of that truncheon thing

The ice age is coming, the sun’s zooming in
Meltdown expected, the wheat is growing thin
Engines stop running, but I have no fear
‘Cause London is drowning, and I live by the river

(London calling – The Clash)

London was calling European Infosec professionals last week, and they came in droves. Infosec 2014 proved a very successful event, at least in my eyes. A nice mix of new and established exhibitors, a great program and outstanding attendance contributed to what is arguably Europe’s most prominent information security event. Here are my takes from the event:

A Very British Event

This event was very British in spirit, and that was a good thing! Other than showing the Americans that they are not the only ones doing cyber security (albeit all the large U.S. vendors were represented), there was a more relaxed, courteous vibe than at U.S. events such as the RSA, and it seemed that everyone took it less seriously, with a good dose of British humor (perhaps the smiling faces were due to the fact that come four o’clock many exhibitors offered free beer). Registration and entry to the event was smooth and swift, and the exhibition hall, though large, was nothing like the two huge halls that hosted the hundreds of vendors at RSA, making orientation and navigation easy. The weather throughout most of the week was untypically warm and sunny, but the last day reminded us that we were in London with drizzling rain, bleak skies and cold – just how they like it there.

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Educational Agenda

I was very impressed with the educational agenda of the event. In addition to being complementary (for both the exhibition and the conference) the organizers put together a very comprehensive and impressive program that catered to professionals and ordinary people alike. Two notable keynotes were “What’s New in Cybercrime?”- a panel hosted by Graham Cluley, and, and “Actionable Intelligence: Building a Holistic Security Threat Intelligence Capability,” hosted by Brian Honan.

The vendors seemed to play along with this theme and instead of hosting very sales-oriented sessions at their booths, they appeared to offer more educational content. I attended a talk at the Sophos booth by Chester Wisniewski that was both entertaining and educational (he uses his wife’s credit card to demonstrate how cyber crooks can steal credit card details using uncomplicated means).

Bloggers Meetup

I had the privilege of attending the European Bloggers meetup and awards ceremony, held at a pub not far from the conference venue. In addition to the great English pub experience (with complementary drinks), it was a chance to meet and talk with some of the industry’s top media stars. Unlike the Bloggers awards at RSA, Brian Krebs (not sure what the qualification criteria was as this was designated a European bloggers award) did not take all the awards, but he did win the Most Educational Blog . Read all about the winners at: http://blogs.infosec.co.uk/european-blogger-awards-2014-winners/

New Exhibitors

The event organizers allocated substantial space for new exhibitors, and allowed many vendors to showcase their products for the first time in the U.K. This was a nice contrast to the established players, who erected huge booths at the central area of the hall and offered lots of freebies, iPad raffles and candy. For me, it showed that the industry is both hungry for innovation and many entrepreneurs are stepping up with new solutions and services that are likely to be snatched up by the larger vendors very soon.

Industry not Stepping Up to the Challenge

The event was marred by one very unfortunate event – a massive Tube strike that took place on two of the three days of the event. This meant that instead of a leisurely ride to the station adjacent to the event site, visitors had to fight their way through Overground trains, buses and taxies in peak London traffic. Not a pleasant experience and I suspect that had better transportation been available, there would have been many more local, non-industry visitors. On a personal note, I find it kind of disappointing that none of the participating vendors – some of whom invested quite heavily in fancy booths (and booth babes) offered a remedy to this. I would love to have ridden the “Vendor-X” sponsored bus back to the city. It would have been a great opportunity to beat the traffic and mingle with like-minded professionals. Sadly no-one seemed to stand up to the challenge, which is symbolic to our industry. When the rain comes down (as it does in London) almost everyone ducks for cover, and very few stand up and try to fight it (you would have imagined that after the Target breach security vendors would offer complimentary security checkups to firms and individuals, to show that the industry is capable of providing decent security to its customers.) Sadly no one did.

Overall – a terrific event. I will definitely mark my calendar for next year’s event.