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News in 2009 and 2010

posted Apr 22, 2011, 10:47 AM by Anthony Lai

December 2010
  • Telecommunication project initiated
  • Chinese hacking techniques research initiated
  • Automated malware analysis
November 2010
  • VX brothers have given a penetration test workshop in a network course for MSc IT students. We are thankful to Dr. Muppala to line it up :)

October 2010
  • 2 Oct 2010 (Sat): CONS Reloaded and Tools Demo: 
    • Speakers: 0xDF, Taku, IA, SideKick, Sweeper, Toykit, Daniel
  • Darkfloyd and Taku will present penetration test work at ISSummit in Hong Kong (18/19 Nov 2010)(
  • Darkfloyd will give hacking demo at HKUST for IS Security and Auditing class lectured by Dr. James Kwok in November.
  • VX 
  • Balancing the Pwn Trade Deficit has been presented by Darkfloyd's research fellow, Val Smith, in SOURCE Conference at Barcelona in Spain.
  • Sweeper will present privacy stuff in HK Clean PC Day.
  • Balancing the Pwn Trade Deficit
    • Blackhat version: 
    • DEFCON version:
August 2010
    • Presentation slides of The Power of Chinese Security and Balance Pwn Trade Deficit are found in "Research, Paper and Presentation" section.
    • Target to share the experience in HIT (, XCon (, Blackhat and Defcon ( with industry. At the same time, tools demonstration will be held. 
    • DarkFloyd enjoyed becoming part of GoN x PLUS CTF team in DEFCON CTF contest, finally won the third place in the contest (
    • Recent Media/News:
    July 2010
    • Dark Floyd partnered with Val Smith and Colin Ames to speak at Blackhat and DEFCON about China-made malware
    • Dark Floyd partnered with Jake and Jon to talk about "The Power of Chinese Security" at DEFCON 18. 
    • Dark Floyd will speak at HIT about "Taste the Power of Crimeware"

    December 2009
    • Mission in Nov/Dec - Research Activity - Dissecting Zeus behaviour
    • Mission in Nov/Dec - Research Activity - Gathering vulnerable web sites in Hong Kong
    November 2009
    • Topic: Malware Reverse Engineering Workshop (For VX friends only) (Completed with thanks :), hope you like our gift)
    • Topic: Code Audit and Review Tricks (For VX friends only)
    • Voulntary Mission: HKUST ISOM has invited VXRL to provide 2 workshops in their Postgraduate Course on Audit and Penetration Test. 香港科技大學資訊,商業統計及營運學系邀請華爾基利信息安全研究組織為其資訊系統碩士課程舉辦2個有關系統審計和滲透入侵測試工作坊。(Mission completed with enjoyment! One more will be held in December)
    October 2009
    Topic: Mobile Phone Forensic from Captain (Great and thks, Captain!)
    July 2009
    Joining DefCon ( CTF Pre-qualification Round and ranked at 68 out of 192 "active" teams (Results: It is already a good first attempt among us and we will keep on working hard. 
    March/July 2009
    Topic: Reverse Engineering and Exploitation (Part I and II) (For VX friends only) from Override@PLUS
    June 2009
    Topic: 解剖綠壩  Dissection of Green Dam (Coorganized with ISOC-HK and PISA)
    Date: 20-Jun-2009 (Sat)
    Time: 2:00-5:00 pm
    Venue: PQ304, PolyU, Hung Hom, Kowloon
    March 2008
    Joining Codegate CTF and ranked within 60. First team from Hong Kong to join CTF indeed.
    December 2008
    Topic: Software Exploitation by Nam from Bluemoon