Satnam Narang

Threat Researcher
Coder and Automator
Rapper and Poet

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About Satnam

Satnam is a Staff Research Engineer for the Security Response team at Tenable, He has worked at small and large information and cybersecurity organizations for over 14 years across engineering, research, quality assurance and marketing departments. Satnam has worked with global teams from Ireland, Israel, India, Singapore, New Zealand and Tokyo.

Satnam is extremely passionate about threat research, writing code and developing automation, being a public spokesperson and cybersecurity awareness programs.

Satnam also writes poetry and makes rap and hip-hop music. He is an activist for saving elephants from extinction and preventing sex selection in India.


Satnam founded #ElephantThursday, The Pushpa Project and released a solo album.

The Pushpa Project
Heart of a Lion (EP)

Media Highlights

Satnam has made several appearances on television, podcasts and radio.

NBC Nightly News
Entertainment Tonight
Bloomberg West
Why Oh Why Radio (Podcast)
Don't Fall For It (WBIG-AM)
The Threatpost Podcast

Print Highlights

Selection of articles quoting Satnam and/or highlighting his research since 2011.

Sandworm Actors Exploiting Vulnerability in Exim Mail Transfer Agent NSA Advisory 2020
Scammers impersonate celebrities for fake Cash App giveaways Biz Insider 2020
Bug leaves iPhones vulnerable to hackers stealing email contents The Guardian 2020
Mass emergencies give opportunities to hoarders, black marketers, says experts The Hindu 2020
Jeffree Star's Coronavirus Giveaway On Twitter Unexpectedly Allowed... IB Times 2020
Cash App scammers are using coronavirus to exploit people Quartz 2020
Ban Hasn't Stopped COVID-19 Instagram Ads InfoSec Mag 2020
How TikTok tempts kids to spend hundreds of pounds on virtual coins... The Sun 2020
5 of the worst ransomware attacks in the US Fox News 2020
Microsoft patches Windows 10 after the NSA quietly told it about a major vulnerability CNBC 2020
TikTok Fixes ‘Serious’ Security Flaws Silicon UK 2020
First Bluekeep Exploit Found in the Wild DarkReading 2019
Nasty PHP7 remote code execution bug exploited in the wild ZDNet 2019
Scammers Target Cash App Giveaways on Twitter and Instagram Gizmodo 2019
The seedy underbelly of social media platform popular with teens Yahoo News 2019
The Three Kinds of Scams Trying to Trick You on TikTok Slate 2019
Instagram’s 'huge booty' problem keeps getting worse Engadget 2019
TikTok, the social network for pre-teens, targeted by scammers Le Parisien 2019
TikTok is now on scammers’ clock Times of India 2019
Instagram 'porn bots' are using literary quotes to peddle adult dating spam Daily Mirror 2019
The Secret Trail of Money Behind Those Instagram Porn Bots VICE 2019
Google Confirms Serious Chrome Security Problem - Here's How To Fix It Forbes 2019
Microsoft Issues Multiple Critical Patches for Edge Browser Threatpost 2019
Microsoft patches Internet Explorer flaw being used to hijack PCs Engadget 2018
Microsoft Issues Emergency Fix for IE Zero Day KrebsOnSecurity 2018
Patch Tuesday Arrives with 9 Critical CVEs, 1 Under Attack DarkReading 2018
Top 5 phishing scams and how to avoid them Fox News 2017
Scamwatch: Nintendo gamers targeted AOL (UK) 2017
Now, Hackers Are Coming For Your TV — Here's What To Do Refinery29 2017
US political campaign apps risk exposing users’ data FT 2016
It's not paranoia: Hackers can use your webcam to spy on you McClatchy 2016
A Tinder bot scam is promising users Verified accounts TechCrunch 2016
Scammers and Spammers: Inside Online Dating's Sex Bot Con Job RollingStone 2016
Hackers are taking over YOUR Instagram profiles Daily Mail 2016
Should you let your kids play Pokémon Go? MarketWatch 2016
Zika Virus Used By Criminals To Spread Computer Virus Newsweek 2016
The Black Market for Netflix Accounts Atlantic 2016
Cybercriminals use fake IT emails to hack into computers DNA 2016
Apple the target of more security threats: Report CNBC 2015
How Hackers Are Using Fake LinkedIn Profiles to Steal Your Information Yahoo 2015
The Facebook Comment Scam That Community Moderators Can't Stop BuzzFeed 2015
Yahoo aims to phase out passwords with new service Reuters 2015
How a prolific spammer built a 750,000-strong Twitter army to promote his scam Biz Insider 2015
Do dating apps have a prostitution problem? WaPo 2014
Apple users targeted in "phishing" scams CBS News 2014
Hook, Line and Tinder: Scammers Love Dating Apps NBC News 2014
Facebook users inadvertently hack themselves while trying to hack friends Guardian 2014
Meet the creepiest kind of Instagram spambot The Verge 2014
The Instagram Scam That Tricked 100,000 Users Into Giving Away Passwords Mashable 2013
Your Tinder Crush Might Be a Spambot Mashable 2013
New Java Vulnerability Allows Sandbox Bypass, Security Firm Says eWeek 2012
Facebook Photoshop App Scam Lures 600,000 Users With Fake Photos HuffPo 2011
Phishers Bypass Browser Filters Dark Reading 2011
Beware enticing Bieber links, free offers on Facebook CNET 2011
Hackers Luring Victims Using Japan Disaster WSJ 2011