Hacker Intelligence Initiative
Monthly Trend Report #5

Imperva has released the latest in their series of reports on hacking. This installment focuses on discussion trends on a widely used hacker forum (over 250,000 active members).

If you've dabbled a bit and perhaps tried on darker colored hats most of the findings won't be a surprise... lots of kiddies wanting to learn how to h4x, a few seasoned vets dishing out advice (mostly "learn to script n00b"), and plenty of tutorials, tools, and scripts to choose from. The hacker community is very active with heavy turnover and works much like any other community out there (like a forum on gardening... but with more 12 year olds... and with shellcode for sale).

All in all a worthwhile read for people wanting to understand how hackers communicate with each other (at first and in public). I'd be interested to know if Imperva has something more up its sleeve like an undercover blackhat who has gotten past the open forums and into the private ones... or better yet the private IRC channels.

Latest report here (#5): http://goo.gl/GDl8t
Report 1: http://goo.gl/B7iN3
Report 2: http://goo.gl/1E3rn
Report 3: http://goo.gl/vQCrL
Report 4: http://goo.gl/0NzLW

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