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Saturday, May 5 • 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Let's go to the (Dark) Mall!

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Since the infamous Silk Road takedown by the FBI in 2013 brought their existence into the public eye, "Dark Web” marketplaces have been exponentially increasing number, user bases, and overall revenue year-over-year. The need for esoteric knowledge in order to engage in transactions via this "Shadow Internet" has subsided greatly, allowing Average Joe access to the vast underground of illicit economies. In this talk, infamous “hacktivist” Johnny Xmas will present the cold, hard truth behind the various commodities being bought and sold via this pseudo-anonymous marketplace, with a depth and insight The Media is simply not allowed to provide. Topics will include: Drugs, Drugs, Other Drugs, Cryptocurrency, Hacking as a Service, Hitmen, Sex Trafficking, and much, much more.

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Johnny Xmas

Security Researcher, Uptake Technologies
Johnny is a Security Researcher at Uptake, a company dedicated to ensuring safety, reliability, and security of  industrial environments.  Johnny’s been speaking internationally (both in and very far outside of the infosec community) on the topics of information security, career advancement, and social engineering for nearly 20 years. His infamous mixture of humor, raw sincerity, and honest love of people often leads to a lighthearted, but (at its core) serious, discussion around our innate desires to get in our own way. Recently, he was one of the masterminds behind the reproduction and leaking of... Read More →

Saturday May 5, 2018 9:00pm - 9:50pm
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