The agenda for the seminar this week is listed below.

Speaker: Jeremiah Onaolapo

Title: A Tale of Leaked Webmail Credentials

Abstract: Account credentials are attractive to cybercriminals who often seek ways to monetize the valuable and sensitive data in the online accounts that such credentials guard. However, it is unclear what exactly cybercriminals do with compromised accounts after gaining access. We built an infrastructure capable of monitoring the activity of cybercriminals that connect to webmail accounts, with the aim of understanding their modus operandi. We also created and instrumented Gmail accounts. In order to lure miscreants into interacting with the accounts, we leaked the associated account credentials on various outlets across the Surface and Dark Webs. We then monitored accesses to the accounts over several months. We observed attempts to evade login anomaly detection systems, and recorded some interesting case studies, including an attempted blackmail attack.

Bio: Jeremiah Onaolapo is a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at University College London. His research interests include malicious activity in online accounts, social network security, honeypots, online scams, and botnet activity. Prior to his ongoing PhD research, he obtained an MSc qualification in Information Security from UCL in 2014. On the art side of things, he enjoys making pencil sketches.

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Venue: Eng. 216

Time and Date: 2 to 3 PM, Wednesday, 17/05/17.

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Seminar: Jeremiah Onaolapo