Jeremiah Onaolapo

Jeremiah Onaolapo

Postdoctoral Researcher
Northeastern University - ISEC
805 Columbus Ave
Boston MA, 02118 USA



I am a researcher in Engin Kirda's lab, situated in Northeastern University's iconic Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC). Previously a PhD student in University College London (UCL). I am also affiliated with the iDRAMA Lab. My PhD thesis is available here.

Research interests

My research interests include applied machine learning, honeypots, malicious activity in online accounts, social network security, online scams, and botnet activity, among others.

Selected publications

BABELTOWER: How Language Affects Criminal Activity in Stolen Webmail Accounts. Emeric Bernard-Jones, Jeremiah Onaolapo, Gianluca Stringhini. TheWebConf (WWW) CyberSafety 2018, Lyon, France.
[Paper] [Slides]

All Your Cards Are Belong To Us: Understanding Online Carding Forums. Andreas Haslebacher, Jeremiah Onaolapo, Gianluca Stringhini. eCrime 2017, Scottsdale, USA.
/* Best paper award */
[Paper] [Blog] [Slides]

What Happens After You Are Pwnd: Understanding the Use of Leaked Webmail Credentials in the Wild. Jeremiah Onaolapo, Enrico Mariconti, Gianluca Stringhini. IMC 2016, Santa Monica, USA.
/* CSAW Europe 2017 finalist */
[Paper] [Blog] [Slides] [Code] [Dataset] /// Press coverage: BBC News, Huffington Post, The State of Security, Breachful.

See full list of publications. Visit my Google Scholar profile.


During my years in UCL, I assisted Gianluca Stringhini and Emiliano De Cristofaro in developing infrastructure and administering lab sessions for Computer Security II, a module in the UCL MSc in Information Security degree. I also assisted Nicolas Courtois in Applied Cryptography lab sessions.


  • 2018, Member, Program Committee, ACM CoNEXT Student Workshop.
  • 2018, Co-chair, UCL Measurement Reading Group.
  • 2018, Member, London Infosec Steering Committee.
  • 2018, Journal Reviewer, World Wide Web Journal (Special Issue: Social Computing and Big Data Applications).
  • 2017, Member, Shadow Program Committee, ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), London, UK.
  • 2016, Subreviewer, USENIX Workshop on Cyber Security Experimentation and Test (CSET), Austin, USA.