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Hack the Hackers 2012

Hack the Hackers 2012
Sofia, Bulgaria

On June 7th, 2012 New Horizons Bulgaria hold Hack the Hackers 2012 – a free seminar with live hacking demos, organized exclusively to promote EC-Council and CEH in Bulgaria.

The event was led by EC-Council top trainer Sean Hanna, who was in Bulgaria to deliver the third CEH training for New Horizons’ clients.

We managed to get Sofia University – the largest and most prestigious university in Bulgaria – to partner and sponsor the event. They provided us with a 300 seat auditorium, situated in the center of Sofia.

Official media partner of the event was – the leading Bulgarian site for software, hardware and IT news, with over 1,500,000 unique monthly visitors.

Hack the Hackers was once again greatly supported by EC-Council, which was announced as the exclusive certification partner of the event. Hanan Wagie, Senior Director – EMEA, provided us with free 3 CEHv7 digital courseware and 3 iLabs, and arranged an exclusive interview with EC-Council President Jay Bavisi.

The campaign started on May 4th with the launch of Hack the Hackers website and two days later we got 300 registrations! Not a single euro was spent on advertising – an email invitation to our newsletter subscribers and a press release were just enough to spread the word.

Hack the Hackers event was attended by more than 250 onsite and 60 online participants. Many of them work for high-profile companies from the following sectors: Finance, Telecommunications, Information Technologies, Public Administration, Energy, and Manufacturing.

Sean presented the topic Client Side Hacking – Targeting the User, and demonstrated Cracking wireless WPS with Reaver, Remote Code Execution Buffer Overflow, Social engineering with SET and DNS Spoofing). At the end of the seminar two CEH vouchers were awarded to: Lazar Sestrimski, developer at Haemimont LTD, and Vlado Treneski, CISO at Interakcija.

The event got media coverage by Bulgaria’s most popular TV channel (bTV), and a number of online media (Kaldata, Saga Technology, itForum, Info Week, etc.).

Difficulties: Despite the venue was glorious and in a perfect location, we experienced difficulties with the university administration, such as organizational problems, voice echo and lack of technical support.

Next steps:

1. Promotion of EC-Council Secure Computer User Specialist program, in response to growing interest in security issues among non-IT people.

2. Promotion of EC-Council Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator program to raise awareness about collecting digital evidences.


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Appin Security multiple sites hacked and databases uploaded online

Appin Knowledge Solutions is a part of Appin Group of Companies and the premier provider of hi- technology certification, courseware as well as online, computer based and instructor led training across the world. Appin is primarily an IIT Alumni company. Appin has come up with the way of innovative learning concept using Computer Based Training Software (CBTS) in a highly interactive environment.

We need a community of ethical hackers, says IT minister Kapil Sibal

NEW DELHI: IT minister Kapil Sibal will table a bill in the Winter Session of Parliament that will mandate all states to automate all services delivered by government. Speaking at the curtain raiser of Third Global Cyber Security Summit in the capital, Sibal said that framing the rules for cyber security in the world will be imperative, as India looks to automate all public services.

India is hosting the third global cyber security summit in October next year. Companies such as ZTE, which are facing problems selling their telecom equipments in various markets, say aligning of cyber security rules will help them. “We need a legal framework as we are dealing with one of the best minds. We also need a community of ethical hackers, as the resource pool of them is very limited in the world,” said Sibal. Read more…

EC-Council to Host Highly Technical IT Security Conference Focusing on Mobile & Wireless Security

As mobile and wireless devices and technology slowly become ubiquitous to our daily lives, its security is an area we cannot afford to ignore. TakeDownCon Las Vegas will be the platform where critical issues surrounding mobile and wireless security, are discussed and debated.

TakeDownCon, the highly technical IT security conference series designed EC-Council which was first launched in Dallas in May, is making its second appearance, this time in Las Vegas.

To be held at the magnificent M Resort Spa Casino from December 2 – 7, TakeDownCon Las Vegas will focus purely on mobile and wireless security. This highly technical conference will feature cutting edge presentations and demonstrations revolving around mobile and wireless security, from leading information security professionals and subject matter experts.

“The world is witnessing the evolution of mobile and wireless devices turning into a general-purpose computing platform. These devices and technology has become ubiquitous to our daily lives,” said Jay Bavisi, president of EC-Council. He adds, “As mobile devices grow in popularity, it has become more prominent targets for criminals. We hope to create a platform where critical issues surrounding the integrity of mobile and wireless security are discussed and debated.”

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EC-Council organizes first Global CyberLympics in Malaysia

The world’s first ethical hacking championship ever organize in the country is supported by CyberSecurity Malaysia and its CEO, Lt Col (R) Prof Dato’ Husin Jazri, is also appointed as the Chairman of the Technical Advisory Board for the Asia Pacific Championships. The mission behind the Global CyberLympics (, is to foster better cooperation and communication on cybersecurity issues among countries

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – CyberSecurity Malaysia, the national cyber security specialist center, and an agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) Malaysia, is supporting the Global CyberLympics, a new initiative by the EC-Council to foster stronger international cooperation on information security issues and to improve cybersecurity training and awareness in developing nations and third world countries.

Created by EC-Council, the Global CyberLympics is a series of ethical hacking games comprised of both offensive and defensive security challenges that will take place starting from September across six continents. Teams will vie for regional championships, followed by a global championship round to determine the world’s best cybersecurity team. EC-Council is sponsoring over $400,000 worth of prizes at the CyberLympics.

“We support the mission of Global CyberLympics in fostering a greater sense of partnership and cooperation between countries on issues pertaining to cybersecurity,” said Lt Col (R) Prof Dato’ Husin Bin Jazri, CEO of CyberSecurity Malaysia. “By sharing knowledge, training and resources, we can help to improve the level of cybersecurity among individuals, organizations and companies around the world.”

“Our purpose with the Global CyberLympics initiative is to help establish true cybersecurity partnerships across borders,” said Jay Bavisi, Chairman of the Global CyberLympics Organizing Committee and president of EC-Council. “We are very proud and honored for this initiative to be supported by key players in the information security community, including CyberSecurity Malaysia, as well as some of the most reputable events such as GITEX, one of the third largest IT tradeshow globally, and Hacktivity, the largest IT security conference in central and eastern Europe.”

He adds, “We are also pleased that the CEO of CyberSecurity Malaysia has accepted the appointment as Chair of the Technical Advisory Board for the Asia Pacific Championships. This role will be instrumental in charting the technical directions of the Games for the Asia Pacific region.”

The EC-Council’s mission with the Global CyberLympics is to unify global cyber defense through the games, along with the following objectives:

The upcoming Asia Pacific Regional championships will be held at Hacker Halted Asia Pacific, hosted in Kuala Lumpur from Nov 15-17.

For media and partnership enquiries, please contact:  Leonard Chin, Vice Chair, Global CyberLympics Organizing Committee: leonard [at]



The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in cyber security and e-commerce. It is the owner and developer of 20 security certifications, including Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and Certified Security Analyst /Licensed Penetration Tester (ECSA/LPT) certification. EC-Council has trained over 90,000 security professionals and certified more than 45,000 members.
EC-Council’s certification programs are offered by over 450 training centers across 87 countries. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the U.S. Department of Defense via DoD 8570.01-M, the Montgomery GI Bill, National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). EC-Council also operates EC-Council University and the global series of Hacker Halted information security conferences. The global organization is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. More information about EC-Council is available at



CyberSecurity Malaysia is the national cyber security specialist centre. The Government has gazetted the role of CyberSecurity Malaysia as an agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) that provides ICT security specialist services and continuously monitors threats to national security.

Among the services by CyberSecurity Malaysia:

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Insulin pumps, other medical devices vulnerable to computer hackers

MIAMI — The special pumps used by hundreds of thousands of diabetes patients are vulnerable to computer hackers, who could make them deliver fatal doses of insulin, security researchers say.

Insulin pumps — like many other medical devices and hundreds of other everyday objects from cars to TVs and refrigerators — are vulnerable because they are controlled by computer chips that can be remotely programed via a wireless connection.

“I can issue [the insulin pump] any command I like,” McAfee security researcher Barnaby Jack told The Washington Times. “I can keep [it] dispensing [insulin] until the pump is empty.”

A typical pump reservoir contains about 300 units of insulin. Although exact doses vary among patients depending on body weight and other factors, 10 units would be enough to send someone to the hospital, and 20 units would kill most people. Read more…

CICRA, EC-Council sponsor first-ever Hacking Challenge and Information Security Quiz

CICRA Institute of Education in association with the International Association of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council), USA is sponsoring the first-ever Hacking Challenge and Information Security Quiz in Sri Lanka.

Each member of the winning team of the Hacking Challenge and the Information Security Quiz will receive a free training voucher to follow globally recognized, prestigious but expensive Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) training programme at the state of the art computer laboratory at the CICRA Institute of Education in Colombo. Read more…