At TakeDownCon Capital Region IT Security Conference, Aditya Sood Will Present How Facebook, Twitter, and Other Social Media Sites Are Hijacked and Infected

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Expert security specialist, Aditya Sood, will share with the audience how easy it is to hack into popular social media sites at EC-Council Foundation’s Takedowncon IT Security conference presented by University of Maryland University College, June 1-2, 2015.

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This talk is important for the users to understand how OSN’s are infected to deliver malware and to conduct fraudulent activities

Security researcher and author, Aditya Sood, will share his expertise at TakeDownCon Capital Region, EC-Council Foundation’s offensive and defensive cyber security and hacking conference. Aditya’s career began working on projects specializing in product and appliance security, networks, mobile, and web applications while serving Fortune 500 clients. He has been sharing his knowledge via his website and through countless research projects, including his most recent -- to be revealed at TakeDownCon Capital Region.

His talk, entitled Socioware: Dissecting Online Social Networking (OSN), is expected to be very popular as new studies reveal 67% of Americans actively use social media networking sites. “I will began by discussing in detail the exploitation model of online social networks, including using some real time case studies covering ClickJacking, LikeJacking, Java Drive-by-downloads, etc,” explained Aditya.

His talk will also present the results of his latest research and the complete infection model that leverages the details of social network malware. “This talk is important for the users to understand how OSN’s are infected to deliver malware and to conduct fraudulent activities,” says Sood, “and I will introduce the concept of spreaders that are designed specifically for threatening the integrity of web based messaging systems (chat panels) that are used by OSNs.”

To come see Aditya’s presentation and get educated on online social network malware, please visit:

About Aditya Sood
Aditya Sood (Ph.D) is a security practitioner, researcher and consultant. Dr. Sood has research interests in malware automation and analysis, application security, ssecure software design and cybercrime. He is the founder of SecNiche Security Labss, an independent web portal for sharing research with the security community. He has authored several papers for various magazines and journals including IEEE, Elsevier, CrossTalk, ISACA, Virus Bulletin, Usenix and others. His work has been featured in several media outlest including Associated Press, Fox News, Guardian, Business Insider, CBC and others. He has been an active speaker at industry conferences and presented at BlackHat, DEFCON, HackInTheBox, RSA, Virus Bulletin, OWASP, and many others. Dr. Sood obtained his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Computer Sciences.

About TakeDownCon & EC-Council Foundation
This highly technical IT security conference is a no-frills and topic focused conference that is targeted toward IT and security professionals of all levels. The topical theme of this unique event is broken up into two days and exposes some of the most talked-about security issues such as Web Application Security, SCADA and Critical Infrastructures, Cloud Security, Mobile Hacking and more. TakeDownCon Captial Region is organized by the EC-Council Foundation which is a charitable and educational organization dedicated to educating and training individuals in cyber security. Established in 2012 by EC-Council, the foundation seeks to raise awareness, build capacity across nations and ultimately unify global cyber defense. EC-Council Foundation is the creator and organizer of Global CyberLympics, Hacker Halted, TakeDownCon, The Global CISO Form and Live.Learn.Secure. an education and training program. For more information regarding EC-Council Foundation or any of it’s programs visit

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