Ilia Kolochenko

Ilia KolochenkoIlia Kolochenko is the founder of web security company High-Tech Bridge and a chief architect of ImmuniWeb® web application security# platform. Ilia previously worked as a penetration tester, IT security expert and manager for various financial institutions in Switzerland and Central Europe. Ilia holds a bachelor degree with honors in Mathematics and Computer Science. Ilia also has a military background from Swiss artillery troops where he served prior to creating High-Tech Bridge

Articles by Ilia Kolochenko

AI – More Dangerous Than Nuclear Weapons? Is Binance $250K Bounty To Expose Hackers Just A Marketing Campaign?

Elon Musk told visitors to South by Southwest on Sunday that AI “scares the hell” out of him, while the Chinese cryptocurrency exchange Binance is now offering $250K to anyone exposing the responsible parties for an attempted hack of the exchange last week. Ilia Kolochenko, CEO at High-Tech Bridge commented below. Ilia Kolochenko, CEO at High-Tech Bridge: Binance: “The recent attack seems …

Cybersecurity a Key Issue in Upcoming Presidential Election

Russia Compromised Seven States Prior To 2016 Election

Ilia Kolochenko,CEO at High-Tech Bridge: “If these allegations are true, we are likely dealing with an unprecedented scale of attack that deserves the most rigorous technical investigation and a proportional response. “However, so far we are mainly dealing with a number of isolated, often contradictory facts and testimonies from various conflicting sources. For example, the breach …


Growth Of AI Could Boost Cybercrime And Security Threats

A report, written by 26 authors from 14 global institutions, has stated that the proliferation of artificial intelligence technologies could enable new forms of cybercrime, political disruption and even physical attacks within the next five years. Ilia Kolochenko, CEO at High-Tech Bridge commented below. Ilia Kolochenko, CEO at High-Tech Bridge: “First of all, we should clearly …

Attacks on private US PCs

Serious DoS Flaw In WordPress

A DoS flaw found in open source CMS WordPress is so simple anyone could use it. Ilia Kolochenko, CEO at web security company High-Tech Bridge commented below. Ilia Kolochenko, CEO at High-Tech Bridge: “Compared to many other WordPress vulnerabilities that allow attackers to take full control of the vulnerable website and even of the web server, this flaw …


Hackers Breached BeeToken’s Email List And Stole $1M Worth Of Ethereum

It appears cryptocurrency startup BeeToken, which promised to disrupt the home sharing industry by putting its service on the blockchain, has been hacked. The attackers are actively targeting its initial coin offering (ICO) with phishing attacks and have already duped gullible investors for over $1 million worth of Ethereum. Ilia Kolochenko, CEO at High-Tech Bridge …


15 Million Users Hit With Cryptocurrency Mining Campaign And WordPress Target Again By Keyloggers

Ilia Kolochenko, CEO at High-Tech Bridge: Hackers hit over 15 million users with new XMRig Monero cryptocurrency mining campaign “With the steady growth and popularity of digital currencies, we should expect continuous and persistent growth of attacks targeting the wallets and/or installing malware to mine the coins. Unlike credit cards, PayPal or bank accounts, digital currencies …


Hacker Makes Off With Nearly £300K Stellar Lumens In BlackWallet Theft

A hacker hijacked BlackWallet to steal nearly £300K from Bitcoin rival Stellar Lumen; an incident that Ilia Kolochenko, CEO of web security company High Tech Bridge commented below. Ilia Kolochenko, CEO at High Tech Bridge: “Unfortunately, startups in digital currencies and other blockchain technologies often ignore or underestimate information security and privacy fundamentals. They operate on …


Electrum Wallet Bug That Let Sites Steal Your Bitcoin

Popular wallet developer Electrum issued an emergency patch over the weekend for a critical bug that left thousands of its Bitcoin wallets exposed. Ilia Kolochenko, CEO of web security company High-Tech Bridge commented below on why this may just be the start of similar security incidents for crypto currency startups during 2018. Ilia Kolochenko, CEO at …


EtherDelta Suspends Service After Alleged Hack

Cryptocurrency exchange EtherDelta has suspended service following an alleged hack. Web security company High-Tech Bridge’s CEO, Ilia Kolochenko, commented below on cryptocurrencies simply not having enough skills to protect their infrastructure. Ilia Kolochenko, CEO at High-Tech Bridge: “Unfortunately, this is just a tip of the iceberg. Many crypto currency platforms and exchanges are compromised without even being …

0 comments Hacked Password Service Goes Dark

Ilia Kolochenko, CEO of Web Security Company at High-Tech Bridge: “Practically speaking, stolen credentials are the property of the victims. Selling access to them (when logins, passwords and other data is provided) may virtually consist of (re)selling stolen property – a criminal offense in many jurisdictions. Therefore, operating such a service, even for a good …