We're Hyperion Gray, a small software research and development team focused on innovative work in a variety of areas. Our backgrounds as hackers, developers, engineers, security researchers and intel analysts give us a unique perspective on some of the most intractable technical challenges in the world today. Our projects focus on a range of topics, from web security to web crawling to the super-spooky "dark web", and a lot of fun things in between!
One thing you need to know about us is that we are not your typical "tech company." That background picture up there? That's our main office, and that's our founder, Alex, hard at work with his custom set-up (there's a dog in his lap, too). This pretty much sums us up: we're laid back and we do things the way we want to. We're fully bootstrapped, which ain't always easy but it gives us the freedom to think up crazy ideas and make them happen without anyone telling us we can't. We're small but immensely talented and we like it that way! We're not out to make a billion dollars, we just want to solve hard problems that interest us and have a positive impact on the world in the process.
Full Disclosure: We're slightly off. We color outside the lines and put the square peg in the round hole. We like to come up with ideas and solutions that push the boundaries of what's possible. We don't just think outside the box -- we don't even *see* the box in the first place. Work with us and you'll see what we mean. :)
Most of our research projects so far have been performed under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Information Innovation Office (I2O). Currently we're performers on the DARPA Memex program. We're also partnering on projects under other research organzations as well and have some exciting stuff coming up in the next year. If you want to learn more about our work, just contact us for more info!
We're big fans of open source software. We've released a few things of our own, namely our flagship open source PunkSPIDER project and the underlying MassWeb distributed web vulnerability fuzzer. Our team has also created a lot of code during our work on the DARPA Memex project, some of which you can check out here
Back when we were first getting started and weren't so dang busy (i.e. back when we were still cool), we had some really fun con talks that we're quite proud of. Our first big con talk was at ShmooCon 2013, then we presented at DEF CON 21 not once but twice! Talk about a major life moment... We were part of an awesome closing panel at ShmooCon 2014 about the ethics and legalities of mass scanning the Internet. We also presented at CarolinaCon 2015 but our talk wasn't recorded.#oopsies
We love the con circuit and are hoping to get back to presenting some of our awesome research to the community again soon.
Meet The Darpa-Backed Hackers Building A Google For Every Web Weakness
Security should not be just for the upper echelons. We really believe this information should be made freely available"
Memex in Action
Eventually our system will be like an army of robot interns that can find stuff for you on the web, while you do important things like watch cat videos"
Zombie PCs are for crimelord chumps
Leveraging "Big Data" technology allows us to greatly reduce the time required to conduct a well-coordinated attack on a large number of targets in general"
If you are with the media and are interested in covering any of our projects or just chatting with us in general, send an email to email@example.com and we'll be happy to talk your ears off."