SilentFade: unveiling Chinese malware abusing Facebook ad platform
Sanchit Karve (Facebook) & Jennifer Urgilez (Facebook)
17:00 UTC on
THURSDAY 01 OCTOBER
Sanchit Karve is a malware researcher and security engineer at Facebook. Prior to that he was fighting malware in McAfee Labs' Threat Intelligence & Escalations team.
He holds a Master's degree in computer science from Oregon State University and was awarded Virus Bulletin's Péter Szőr Award for best technical research in 2015 for his work on the Beebone botnet which facilitated its takedown by global law enforcement agencies earlier that year. You can find him in his spare time binge-gaming RPGs, hiking aimlessly across the Bay Area, or wherever heavy metal gigs take him.
Jennifer Urgilez is an information security analyst at Facebook focusing on eCrime and account security threats. Prior to this, she served as a cybercrime subject matter expert in public service, where she focused on priority malware campaigns impacting critical infrastructure. She holds a Master’s degree in cybersecurity from Carnegie Mellon University and a political science degree from Yale. During her spare time she enjoys hiking.