November TASK – Hacking POS Systems / Lighting Up the Canadian DarkNet Financially

Wednesday 30-November-2016 // 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Meeting Location: 55 John Street, Toronto
Room: Rotunda (On main floor, just past the elevators)


It was great to see so many of you at SecTor last month, it was a huge success and many thanks to our volunteers for staffing the TASK table.

November is the last TASK event for the year, so to see out 2016 in style, we have two quality sessions ready for you with Jackson Thuraisamy and Jason Tran talking Hacking POS Systems followed by Milind Bhargava and Peter Desfigies’ Lighting Up the Canadian DarkNet Financially. See below for more information on these talks.

As always, TASK is free, registration is not required to attend, and we invite you to bring your friends and colleagues.

Any questions email We look forward to seeing you there!

Speakers: Jackson Thuraisamy and Jason Tran
Topic 1: Hacking POS Systems

Hackers try to find the easiest ways to achieve the most impact.  When it comes to credit card fraud, compromising Point of Sale (PoS) systems is the latest trend.

The presenters will share their experience on how attackers can exploit both technical and policy gaps to breach organizations.

This talk will cover approaches to physical security, kiosk breakouts, and the extraction of sensitive data.  It’s laced with real-life examples, including a detailed discussion of recently disclosed critical vulnerabilities in Oracle’s hotel management platform.

Speakers: Milind Bhargava and Peter Desfigies
Topic 2: Lighting up the Canadian DarkNet Financially

Most are familiar with the term Darknet. Many have ventured a few times out of curiosity. For us, Darknet is an untapped source of Threat Intelligence and in some cases amusement. The news you see online about things being sold on the Darknet generally focuses on the United States, Russians, credit cards and drugs. While those are the most sought after topics, there is a lot people who don’t know about Canada’s Darknet shore.

This talk covers interesting yet shocking information about credit cards, PayPal Accounts, bank accounts, financial data, PII, fake IDs, money laundering and more. The final objective is to highlight the Canadian market and why we should not ignore it.

Meeting Location: 55 john Street, Toronto. Room: Rotunda

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