Module 9 of C1b3rWall Academy 2021-2022 is proving to be a great success. Today we have enabled the second part of the module on “Pentesting” with the participation of Eduardo Sanchez from ALLPENTESTING, Victor Flores from VIEWNEXT, Manuel Lopez and Pablo Plaza from the BISITE Research Group.

Pentesting is a type of cybersecurity audit that consists of performing a set of simulated attacks aimed at a computer system in order to detect weaknesses or vulnerabilities so that they can be fixed, preventing their exploitation.

Thanks to the use of pentesting techniques, Eduardo Sanchez, CEO of AllPentesting and head of Hack & Beers, will discuss the scams that companies are most likely to fall victim to.

Impersonation with a changed TLD

Attackers buy the domain of a website, but with a different extension, and clone the original website.

Fraudulent ads on real pages

Attackers clone the ad with the same photos and change the host name and location. If you contact them, they will send you to a fake Airbnb, Tripadvisor… where you could make a payment.            

Phishing of banking credentials

It is common to receive emails or SMS from banks or institutions such as Social Security or Post Office with issues related to our bank accounts. To “solve” what they ask us in the message we have to click on a link that redirects us to a fake website where they ask us for our data.

These are just some of the scams that companies often suffer, you can learn about other cases in the presentation of Eduardo, free registration here.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.