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Mikko Hypponen

Mikko Hypponen Mikko H. Hypponen is a prominent computer security expert and columnist known worldwide for his rich background, in-depth research and nontrivial highlights of online espionage, cyber warfare, e-crime, computer viruses, Stuxnet issue, hacking, the future of the Internet, etc.
Position: Chief Research Officer for F-Secure (Finland).
Awards: 50 Most Important People on the Web 2007 list by PC World, Virus Bulletin's Best educator in the anti-malware industry 2010, Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers in 2011.

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Where Are We and Where Are We Going 4: GPCode, Police and Banking Trojans

Mikko Hypponen’s “Hack In Paris” keynote continues with further analysis of ransom Trojans, ranging from the flagrantly manifested GPCode to the craftier fake Copyright and Police alerts; and provides an overview of banking Trojans industry. So you get hit by Blackhole, your Windows computer is...

Where Are We and Where Are We Going 3: Ransom Trojans

Security guru Mikko Hypponen dwells here on ransom Trojans distribution scheme from an attacker’s perspective, and specifies the susceptibility of applications and browsers in the context of such attacks. One problem in particular, which has been growing just over the last months are ransom Trojans. And...

Where Are We and Where Are We Going 2: Classifying the Attackers

Moving on with the keynote, Mikko Hypponen singles out three major groups of cyber attackers, and elaborates in detail on money-motivated criminals proper. And I strongly believe that if we want to have any hope at all in defending against these attacks, we first have to understand the enemy, or the...

Mikko Hypponen: Where Are We and Where Are We Going?

Taking the floor at Hack In Paris 2012 event, F-Secure’s CRO Mikko Hypponen depicts the global threatscape and speaks in detail about known groups of attackers. My name is Mikko Hypponen, and we will be speaking about the big picture, speaking about why we are still having all these problems, how come we...

Why Internet users cannot completely trust digital certificates

F-Secure’s representatives Mikko Hypponen and Sean Sullivan discuss the present-day issues with code signing and SSL certificates trustworthiness, and get into details of the notorious Comodogate hack. There are lots security things that we can talk about: well, the RSA hack, a bit earlier the HBGary...

Unlocking a PC infected by Ransom Trojan

The prominent malware researcher Mikko Hypponen and Security Advisor Sean Sullivan talk about evolution of Ransom Trojans, describe the recent GPcode variants and advise on ways to treat those if infected. 25 years ago, when we started analyzing viruses, what was the worse type of damage user could suffer?...

Mikko Hypponen on the concept of cyber war

Chief Research Officer at F-Secure Mikko Hypponen expresses his viewpoint on the definition of cyber war and speaks about recent infamous cyber attacks. There is a lot of talk around cyber war. And that definition is kind of murky, it’s better to make distinctions between cyber attacks, cyber espionage,...

Terrorist Groups in the Online World: Mikko Hypponen at RSA Conference 2012

Mikko Hypponen talks on links between online crime, Windows trojans and funding the insurgents, explains the roots of some terrorist online publications and extremist malware. So my latest research has been into the Internet use as done by extremist and terrorist organizations. And when we start to think...

Online Espionage 2: email backdoors and RSA hack

Moving on with his “Online Espionage” talk, Mikko Hypponen is providing a number of specific examples of attacks through email attachments containing backdoors for implementing subsequent contamination of the targeted systems. Mr. Hypponen is also giving an insight into the RSA hack issue, outlining the...

Online Espionage: Mikko Hypponen at SecTor IT security conference

What is the present-day governmental and nation states espionage like and how should security companies treat it? How do emails with contagious attachments transform into critical privacy problems? How do you tell that you’re being spied on? The well-known malware adventurer and cybersecurity analyst...