Photos: Tracking the hackers

Photos: Tracking the hackers

Summary: 'The Brain' can see you...

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  • 'The Brain' can see you...

    CyberTrust's application known as 'The Brain' tracks and monitors the activity of hackers and hacker groups who are involved in everything from virus writing to around 3,000 website defacements each day. This screenshot (shown in more detail on the next page) shows the members of a group called 'hackweiser' and their links to other groups.

    All photos: CyberTrust

  • This screen shows that members of hackweiser include hackers using pseudonyms such as 'r4ncid', Hackah Jack', 'The Milk Man' and 'bighawk'.

    The Brain also detects hackers appearing under multiple pseudonyms and tracks their relationships with one another - for example the above diagram shows 'phel0n' is connected to 'ch3wb4k4'. The Brain provides details of what those relationships involve as well as detailing all known activity by those individuals.

  • This page shows details of each hacker's pseudonyms or affiliation with a hacking group.

    In this case the hacker in question, 'The-Rev' is shown to be a member of fux0r inc, Root Shell hackers (RSH) and Sm0ked Crew, though The Brain questions the hacker's membership of RSH.

    Such intelligence enables CyberTrust to see who might be working on particular exploits and to monitor the groups' activities to better predict the timing of threats and attacks. The next page shows other data available on the system.

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