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Jaeson Schultz

Technical Leader

Cisco Talos Security Intelligence & Research Group

Jaeson Schultz is a Technical Leader for Cisco Talos Security Intelligence & Research Group. Cisco's Talos Group is dedicated to advancing the state-of-the-art of threat defense and enhancing the value of Cisco's security products.

Jaeson has over 20 years’ experience in Information Security. Jaeson's computer experience ranges from hardware hacking, to log analysis and security policy recommendation, to thwarting misuse of Internet application layer protocols like DNS, HTTP, and SMTP. Prior to working in Information Security, Jaeson studied Computer Science at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. Jaeson also currently holds an Amateur Extra radio license from the FCC under the call sign K8YJO.

Articles

May 28, 2013

SECURITY

Massive Canadian Pharmacy Spam Campaign

On Tuesday May 28, 2013 at 17:30 UTC a massive pharmaceutical-based spam campaign began, using the Subject: header “Only 24 Hours Left to Shop!”. Cisco witnessed volume rates peaking as high as 8 out of every 10 spam messages being sent. The indiscriminate nature of the attack’s recipients suggests that most anti-spam vendors, including Cisco, will have blocked […]

May 7, 2013

SECURITY

The Effects of #OpUSA

In the days leading up to #OpUSA, security professionals were busy making preparations for the supposed flood of new attacks coming on 7 May 2013. As we mentioned on 1 May 2013, publicly announced attacks of this nature can have highly volatile credibility. In some cases, the announcements exist only for the purpose of gaining notoriety. In […]

May 6, 2013

SECURITY

Watering Hole Attacks an Attractive Alternative to Spear Phishing

“Watering Hole” attacks, as evidenced by the recent attack involving the U.S. Department of Labor, are becoming increasingly popular as alternatives to attacks such as Spear Phishing. In a “Watering Hole” attack, the attacker compromises a site likely to be visited by a particular target group, rather than attacking the target group directly. Eventually, someone from […]

May 1, 2013

SECURITY

STOPhausDDoS: Suspect in Custody

Back in March, Seth Hanford wrote about a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack aimed at the SpamHaus organization. Since then, there have been some new developments in the aftermath of the DDoS attack, most notably the arrest of the attackers’ spokesperson, Sven Olaf Kamphuis. Update On April 26, Kamphuis, STOPhaus activist and possibly the person […]