Diamond Model Analysis of Whatsapp Security Breach

Track 2 - Savannah

Thu, 30 Jun 2022 @ 14:05:00

The Whatsapp intrusion event involved a vulnerability occurring when a user would receive what appeared to be a video call, but without even answering the phone, the attacker secretly transmitted malicious code infecting the victim’s phone. Using the diamond model of intrusion analysis we will explore the features of the Whatsapp intrusion event and extend it to explore social-political and technological meta-features, the cyber kill chain, and the event’s impact on international cyber policy.