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  • Feb 16, 2017 | International Business Times

    Fancy Bear: Leaked Google report shows how much the tech giant knows about Russian hackers

    "It looks like Google researchers were well aware of Sofacy before it was publicly disclosed," Matt Suiche, security researcher and the founder of Comae Technologies told Motherboard, after reviewing the report. "And also attributed Sofacy and X-Agent to Russia before it was publicly done by FireEye, ESET or CrowdStrike."

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  • Feb 16, 2017 | SecurityLab

    Google следит за деятельностью «русских» хакеров

    «По всей видимости, исследователям Google было хорошо известно о Sofacy до того, как информация стала публичной, - отметил специалист Comae Technologies Мэтт Суиче (Matt Suiche) в интервью Motherboard. - Они также приписали Sofacy и X-Agent России до того, как это сделали FireEye, ESET или CrowdStrike».

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  • Feb 15, 2017 | VICE's Motherboard

    A Glimpse Into How Much Google Knows About Russian Government Hackers

    "It looks like Google researchers were well aware of Sofacy before it was publicly disclosed," Matt Suiche, a security researcher and the founder of Comae Technologies and the OPCDE conference, told Motherboard in an online chat after reviewing the report.

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  • Jan 12, 2017 | Cyberscoop

    Shadow Brokers leak NSA-linked Microsoft hacking tools

    “This dump contains Windows Implants and not Unix tools, reinforcing the insider theory. And the outdated Windows target of those implants reinforce the opinion that Shadow Brokers only has old dirt,” said Matt Suiche, founder of United Arab Emirates-based cybersecurity startup Comae Technologies. “There is no reason to have all the tools of every platforms etc. on a staged server.”

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  • Dec 29, 2016 | Forbes

    Dubai Has $300 Million To Entice The World's Best Startups To Its Accelerator

    Comae Technologies, which wants to use artificial intelligence to solve crimes. After team members worked in Dubai, 14 of the startups are relocated to the city, according to the Foundation.

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  • Nov 1, 2016 | HackRead

    Shadow Brokers Dump List of Servers Hacked by the NSA’s Equation Group

    A UAE-based security startup Comae’s researcher Matt Suiche discovered while inspecting the links that around 331 IP addresses were compromised through the spy tools pair known as Intonation and PitchImpair. According to Suiche, currently there is not a great deal of information available but most of the folders contain some configuration variables and metadata but there isn’t any “source code this time.”

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  • Oct 26, 2016 | Dubai Media Office

    Five of the 30 Teams Taking Part in the Inaugural Program of the Dubai Future Accelerators

    One example of the successful entries is Comae Technology, a UAE-based Cyber Security start up specialized on memory forensics for both digital forensics and incident response to cyber incidents purposes. According to US tech giant and cybersecurity specialists Symantec, the number of zero-day vulnerabilities (a hole in software that is unknown to the vendor) discovered in 2015 more than doubled to 54 – a 125 percent increase from 2014. This makes start-ups such as Comae not only relevant but necessary for cities and governments in the 21st century.

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  • Aug 19, 2016 | The Intercept

    The NSA Leak Is Real, Snowden Documents Confirm

    After viewing the code, Green told The Intercept the MSGID string’s occurrence in both an NSA training document and this week’s leak is “unlikely to be a coincidence.” Computer security researcher Matt Suiche, founder of UAE-based cybersecurity startup Comae Technologies, who has been particularly vocal in his analysis of the ShadowBrokers this week, told The Intercept “there is no way” the MSGID string’s appearance in both places is a coincidence.

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  • Aug 18, 2016 | Politico

    Privacy hawks pounce on NSA hack

    “An insider could have stolen them directly from the NSA, in a similar fashion to how [Snowden] stole an untold number of the spy agency’s top secret documents. And this theory is being pushed by someone who claims to be, himself, a former NSA insider.” Security researcher and hacker Matt Suiche also explored the same theory with another anonymous ex-NSA analyst.

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  • Aug 18, 2016 | BusinessInsider

    Experts have 2 theories for how top-secret NSA data was stolen, and they’re equally disturbing

    His remarks about looking at the files are interesting, especially in light of a post on Medium by Matt Suiche, the founder of Comae Technologies. He claimed that he was contacted by a former NSA analyst who offered a somewhat-redacted image of an award citation received while working inside the agency for the US Army to prove his bona fides.

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  • Aug 18, 2016 | RussiaToday

    Leak in-house? NSA data dump could be work of insider

    However, Matt Suiche, the CEO of a Dubai-based cybersecurity company, wrote that the problem with this theory is that the NSA exposed the hacking tools on a server. “Making a mistake is not impossible,” for the Tailored Access Operation (TAO) – the NSA’s hacking team, Suiche noted.

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  • Aug 18, 2016 | Mubasher24

    أخطر أدوات التجسس للبيع: كيف تم اختراق وكالة الأمن القومي الأمريكية؟

    هذا وقد أكد العديد من الخبراء في مجال الأمن المعلوماتي وعلى رأسهم مؤسس شركة “Comae Technologies” لحماية الإنترنت مات سويتش أن رمز الحاسوب المسرب يشير أنه من أدوات “NSA“.

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  • Aug 17, 2016 | McClatchyDC

    Evidence mounts that NSA computer code was stolen

    “The (Tailored Access Operations) Team had severe concerns about how easy it was to just walk out with the data on a USB drive,” Matt Suiche, a French hacker, wrote Wednesday in a blog posting.

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  • Aug 17, 2016 | Reuters

    'Auction' of NSA tools sends security companies scrambling.

    Comae Technologies founder Matt Suiche said the theory of a disgruntled insider couldn't be ruled out. In a blog post , Suiche said he'd been contacted by a former NSA analyst who pointed out that the tools leaked online normally resided on a segregated network and that the way they were named suggests the data was copied direct from the source. Suiche cautioned it was just a theory.

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  • Aug 17, 2016 | NPR

    'Shadow Brokers' Claim To Have Hacked The NSA's Hackers.

    Matt Suiche, a security researcher who analyzed the code that has been publicly released by the Shadow Brokers, tells NPR's Aarti Shahani that it does appear to be a compilation of tools used by the NSA.

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  • Aug 17, 2016 | VICE

    The Current Highest Bid for Alleged NSA Data is 999,998.371 Bitcoin Short

    Matt Suiche, the CEO of UAE-based cybersecurity company Comae, who's been following the leak since the beginning, is skeptical.

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  • Aug 16, 2016 | Guardian

    Hacking group auctions 'cyber weapons' stolen from NSA

    “Given the timeframe (Post-DNC hack), this could possibly be orchestrated by the Russian government so America will be stuck with Donald Trump as a President,” said Matt Suiche in a Medium post.

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  • Aug 16, 2016 | AssociatedPress

    Snowden: Exposure of alleged NSA tools may be warning to US

    Matt Suiche, the founder of United Arab Emirates-based cybersecurity startup Comae Technologies, said he and others looking through the data were convinced it came from the NSA. "There's zero debate so far," he said in a telephone interview.

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  • Aug 16, 2016 | Fortune

    Hackers Have Allegedly Stolen NSA-Linked ‘Cyber Weapons’ and Are Auctioning Them Off

    Although the alleged breach could just be an extravagant hoax, experts who reviewed a preliminary data dump teased alongside the hackers' garbled sales pitch said that the files, amazingly, looked authentic. "This appears to be legitimate code," Matt Suiche, a French cybersecurity entrepreneur, wrote in a Medium blog post, echoing what others had posted on Twitter (TWTR).

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  • Aug 16, 2016 | VICE

    Email Provider Linked to Alleged NSA Dumps: We Can't Help

    One of those researchers was Matt Suiche, the CEO of UAE-based cybersecurity company Comae. In his analysis, he used the Github API to find an email address linked to one of the accounts that published the data. If law enforcement were to dig into this case, then that email account is likely of interest to investigators: perhaps they could find out more about the user's identity, or their location.

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  • Aug 16, 2016 | Russia Today

    Hacking group offers ‘stolen NSA cyber-weapons’ in bitcoin auction

    "The data appears to be relatively old; some of the programs have already been known for years," and are unlikely "to cause any significant operational damage," researcher Claudio Guarnieri told Reuters. Meanwhile, Matt Suiche, founder of UAE-based security startup Comae Technologies, concluded the tools looked like they "could be used."

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  • Aug 16, 2016 | International Business Times

    Hackers claim to have breached NSA's elite cyber-spy team, auction stolen cyberweapons

    "The code in the dump seems legitimate, especially the Cisco exploits ... and those exploits were not public before," Matt Suiche, founder of UAE-based cybersecurity start-up Comae Technologies, told Forbes. "The content seems legit." Suiche, who detailed the products affected in a post on Medium, also said that the connection to the Equation Group, however, could have been faked.

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  • Aug 16, 2016 | WIRED

    Hackers claim to auction data they stole from NSA-linked spies

    Among the sample files released by the group are exploits that target equipment sold by companies including Cisco, Juniper, Fortigate and Topsec, a Chinese network security firm, according to Matt Suiche, founder of UAE-based incident response and forensics startup Comae Technologies.

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  • Aug 16, 2016 | The Hill

    Hackers claim to auction NSA source code

    “The code in the dump seems legitimate, especially the Cisco exploits (Most of the dump contains Firewall exploits), and those exploits were not public before,” said Matt Suiche, via electronic chat. Suiche is the founder of United Arab Emirates-based cybersecurity start-up Comae Technologies and has been actively analyzing the source code portions released as proof.

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  • Aug 15, 2016 | CIO/IDG

    NSA hacked? Top cyber weapons allegedly go up for auction

    The exploits specifically target firewall technology from Cisco, Juniper, Fortinet, and Chinese provider Topsec, said Matt Suiche, CEO of cyber security startup Comae Technologies, in a blog post.

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  • Aug 15, 2016 | HackerNews

    NSA’s Hacking Group Hacked. Private Tools Leaked

    "I haven't tested the exploits, but they definitely look like legitimate exploits," Matt Suiche, founder of UAE-based cyber security firm Comae Technologies, told the Daily Dot.

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  • Aug 15, 2016 | Reuters

    Hacking group claims to offer cyber-weapons in online auction

    Still, they appeared to be genuine tools that might work if flaws have not been addressed. After examining the code released Monday, Matt Suiche, founder of UAE-based security startup Comae Technologies, concluded they looked like "could be used."

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  • Aug 15, 2016 | ComputerWorld

    NSA hacked? Top cyber weapons allegedly go up for auction

    The exploits specifically target firewall technology from Cisco, Juniper, Fortinet and Chinese provider Topsec, said Matt Suiche, CEO of cybersecurity startup Comae Technologies, in a blog post.

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  • Aug 15, 2016 | Business Insider

    'Shadow Brokers' claim to have hacked an NSA-linked elite computer security unit

    Matt Suiche, CEO of cybersecurity startup Comae Technologies, has also been looking through the sample files since their publication. "I haven't tested the exploits but they def look like legitimate exploits, using third party libraries like scapy etc - at least for the Cisco ASA we can also see several shellcodes," he said.

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  • Aug 15, 2016 | DailyDot

    Hackers claim to be selling NSA cyberweapons in online auction

    "I haven't tested the exploits, but they definitely look like legitimate exploits," Matt Suiche, founder of UAE-based cybersecurity startup Comae Technologies, told the Daily Dot.

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  • Aug 15, 2016 | Arstechnica

    Group claims to hack NSA-tied hackers, posts exploits as proof

    Samples of the stolen files are dated most recently to 2013 and contain implants, exploits, and other tools for controlling routers and firewalls, including those from Cisco Systems, Juniper, Fortigate, and China-based Topsec, according to this analysis from Matt Suiche, cofounder and CEO of security firm Comae Technologies.

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  • Aug 15, 2016 | Forbes

    NSA Hacked? 'Shadow Brokers' Crew Claims Compromise Of Surveillance Op

    "The code in the dump seems legitimate, especially the Cisco exploits ... and those exploits were not public before," said Matt Suiche, founder of UAE based cybersecurity start-up Comae Technologies. "The content seems legit."

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  • Aug 15, 2016 | Wall St Journal

    Group Claims to Have U.S. Government Hacking Tools for Sale

    “The more we look at it…it looks more and more like a tool kit from the NSA,” said Matt Suiche, the founder of Comae Technologies FZE, a computer-security startup based in the United Arab Emirates.

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  • Aug 15, 2016 | CNN

    Hacker claims to be selling stolen NSA spy tools

    "It definitely looks like a toolkit used by the NSA," said Matt Suiche, a French computer researcher who has been reviewing the leaked code.

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