CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

The Dark Alleys of Madison Avenue: Understanding Malicious Advertisements

Apostolis Zarras, Alexandros Kapravelos, Gianluca Stringhini, Thorsten Holz, Christopher Kruegel, and Giovanni Vigna
To appear in the Proceedings of the 2014 Internet Measurement Conference (IMC)
Vancouver, BC, 5-7 November 2014

The Harvester, the Botmaster, and the Spammer: On the Relations Between the Different Actors in the Spam Landscape

Gianluca Stringhini, Oliver Hohlfeld, Christopher Kruegel, and Giovanni Vigna
Proceedings of the 2014 ACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS)
Kyoto, Japan, 4-6 June 2014
Press coverage: Help Net Security, Slashdot, Threatpost, Deutschlandfunk (in German), Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung

Stranger Danger: Exploring the Ecosystem of Ad-based URL Shortening Services

Nick Nikiforakis, Federico Maggi, Gianluca Stringhini, M Zubair Rafique, Wouter Joosen, Christopher Kruegel, Frank Piessens, Giovanni Vigna, and Stefano Zanero
Proceedings of the 2014 International World Wide Web Conference (WWW)
Seoul, Korea, 7-11 April 2014
Press coverage: Brown Hat Security

Shady Paths: Leveraging Surfing Crowds to Detect Malicious Web Pages

Gianluca Stringhini, Christopher Kruegel, and Giovanni Vigna
Proceedings of the 2013 ACM Conference on Computer and Communication Security (CCS)
Berlin, Germany, 4-8 November 2013

Follow the Green: Growth and Dynamics in Twitter Followers Markets

Gianluca Stringhini, Gang Wang, Manuel Egele, Christopher Kruegel, Giovanni Vigna, Ben Y. Zhao, and Haitao Zheng
Proceedings of the 2013 Internet Measurement Conference (IMC)
Barcelona, Spain, 23-25 October 2013

Two Years of Short URLs Internet Measurement: Security Threats and Countermeasures

Federico Maggi, Alessandro Frossi, Gianluca Stringhini, Brett Stone-Gross, Christopher Kruegel, Giovanni Vigna, and Stefano Zanero
Proceedings of the 2013 International World Wide Web Conference (WWW)
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 13-17 May 2013

COMPA: Detecting Compromised Accounts on Social Networks

Manuel Egele, Gianluca Stringhini, Christopher Kruegel, and Giovanni Vigna
Proceedings of the 2013 ISOC Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS)
San Diego, CA, 24-27 February 2013
Press coverage: Threatpost, Coastlines - UCSB Alumni Association

B@bel: Leveraging Email Delivery for Spam Mitigation

Gianluca Stringhini, Manuel Egele, Apostolis Zarras, Thorsen Holz, Christopher Kruegel, and Giovanni Vigna
Proceedings of the 2012 USENIX Security Symposium
Bellevue, WA, 8-10 August 2012
MD5 checksums of the malware samples used for our experiments

Hit 'em Where it Hurts: A Live Security Exercise on Cyber Situational Awareness

Adam Doupe, Manuel Egele, Benjamin Caillat, Gianluca Stringhini, Gorkem Yakin, Ali Zand, Ludovico Cavedon, and Giovanni Vigna
Proceedings of the 2011 Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC)
Orlando, FL, 5-9 December 2011

BotMagnifier: Locating Spambots on the Internet

Gianluca Stringhini, Thorsten Holz, Brett Stone-Gross, Christopher Kruegel, and Giovanni Vigna
Proceedings of the 2011 USENIX Security Symposium
San Francisco, CA, 8-12 August 2011

Detecting Spammers on Social Networks

Gianluca Stringhini, Christopher Kruegel, and Giovanni Vigna
Proceedings of the 2010 Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC)
Austin, TX, 6-10 December 2010 - Best Student Paper Award
Press coverage: Darkreading

WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS

Targeted Attacks against Industrial Control Systems: Is the Power Industry Prepared?

Maria B. Line, Ali Zand, Gianluca Stringhini, and Richard Kemmerer
To appear in the proceedings of the 2014 Smart Energy Grid Security Workshop (SEGS)
Scottsdale, AZ, 8 November 2014

The Tricks of the Trade: What Makes Spam Campaigns Successful?

Jane Iedemska, Gianluca Stringhini, Richard Kemmerer, Christopher Kruegel, and Giovanni Vigna
Proceedings of the 2014 International Workshop on Cyber Crime (IWCC)
San Jose, CA, 18 May 2014
Press coverage: The Register

Poultry Markets: On the Underground Economy of Twitter Followers

Gianluca Stringhini, Manuel Egele, Christopher Kruegel, and Giovanni Vigna
Proceedings of the 2012 SIGCOMM Workshop on Online Social Networks (WOSN)
Helsinki, Finland, 16 August 2012

The Underground Economy of Spam: A Botmaster's Perspective of Coordinating Large-Scale Spam Campaigns

Brett Stone-Gross, Thorsten Holz, Gianluca Stringhini, and Giovanni Vigna
Proceedings of the 2011 USENIX Workshop on Large-Scale Exploits and Emerging Threats (LEET)
Boston, MA, 29 march 2011
Press coverage: Krebs on Security, CSO Online

MAGAZINE PUBLICATIONS

Poultry Markets: On the Underground Economy of Twitter Followers

Gianluca Stringhini, Manuel Egele, Christopher Kruegel, and Giovanni Vigna
ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review - Volume 42 Issue 4
August 2012

DISSERTATION

Stepping Up the Cybersecurity Game: Protecting Online Services from Malicious Activity

Gianluca Stringhini
PhD Dissertation, University of California Santa Barbara
June 2014
Outstanding Dissertation Award, Department of Computer Science, UCSB

© Gianluca Stringhini 2014