Wormholes: Fact, not (Science) Fiction presented at BSidesPittsburgh 2018

by Aaron Shelmire, Christian Roylo,

Summary : During 2017 news reports were dominated by three worm events, largely due to the worms’ use of exploits originating from the NSA, the suspected nation state origin of the attacks, and the destructive payloads they delivered. This presentation covers the observed impacts of WannaCry, NotPetya, and BadRabbit at organizations; what really happened which led to the spread (or non-spread) of these worms; a fourth worm event that impacted many more organizations but received less press-coverage; and the defensive measures freely available to everyone to mitigate these attacks.