SCADA Systems Offered for Sale in the Underground Economy

June 22, 2015 Added by:Idan Aharoni

Access to such compromised SCADA systems that control various real-world equipment is being sold in the underground economy.

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'Lotus Blossom' Cyber-espionage Campaign Stretches Back 3 Years: Palo Alto Networks

June 22, 2015 Added by:Brian Prince

Researchers at Palo Alto Networks have identified a cyber-espionage operation targeting government and military organizations in Southeast Asia.

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Hackers Targeted the Polish Airline LOT, Grounded 1,400 Passengers

June 22, 2015 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The Polish national airline, LOT, announced on Sunday that it has cancelled 10 flights due to a cyber attack against the airline’s ground computer systems at Warsaw’s Okecie airport.

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DDoS Attacks Cost Victims Average of $40,000 per Hour

June 18, 2015 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

The annual DDoS Threat Landscape Report reveals that distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks can cost a victim as much as $40,000 dollars per hour in lost revenue, the loss of consumer trust, sensitive data theft, and intellectual property losses.

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Once More on Cloud SIEM or SaaS SIEM

June 17, 2015 Added by:Anton Chuvakin

A reminder: cloud SIEM (“SaaS SIEM”) does not really exist yet [so, those who compute market share numbers for it are simply deluded]. However, today there are some “almost SaaS SIEM” products on the market and I wanted to quickly mention them here, as a part of my current cloud security monitoring research.

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The Need to Address the Cyber Security of Field Controllers and Sensors (Level 1 Devices)

June 17, 2015 Added by:Joe Weiss

The lack of focus on the Level 1 devices has been a constant with most critical infrastructure protection articles, conferences, and personal discussions regardless of industry. Consequently, there is a need to better understand the security issues associated with these critical devices.

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China Uses Watering Hole Attacks, JSONP Hijacking to Identify Users

June 16, 2015 Added by:Eduard Kovacs

Chinese authorities are leveraging watering hole attacks and JSONP hijacking techniques to track down users who might attempt to hide their identity online, according to unified security management and threat intelligence company AlienVault.

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Weak Remote Access Practices Contributed to Nearly All PoS Breaches: Trustwave

June 11, 2015 Added by:Brian Prince

It's not just hype - point-of-sale (PoS) systems are being compromised more than ever, and much of the blame falls on mistakes surrounding remote access.

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Artificial Intelligence – Let’s Let Our Computers Guard Our Privacy For Us!

June 10, 2015 Added by:Brent Huston

More and more computer devices are designed to act like they are people, not machines.

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Change Controls Are Still Necessary

June 08, 2015 Added by:Rebecca Herold

Over the years in the security classes I’ve taught, I’ve covered the importance of program change control management, and I wanted to continue the discussion here because as important as it is, it typically does not get the attention it deserves in most organizations.

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Two's (Or More) Company: How to Use Two-Factor Authentication the Right Way

June 03, 2015 Added by:Patrick Oliver Graf

These days, you need a password to access every aspect of your digital life, and we all know how problematic that can be.

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Attack of the Home Router

June 02, 2015 Added by:Robert Vamosi

The security of any network is only as strong as its weakest link. What if that weak link is so fundamental that most of us may not even consider it to be faulty?

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Bad Bots' Impact on Mobile Web Traffic Rose in 2014: Research

June 02, 2015 Added by:Brian Prince

Bots are busy little bees on the Internet, and the world of mobile computing may be their next frontier.

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On Unknown Operational Effectiveness of Security Analytics Tooling

June 02, 2015 Added by:Anton Chuvakin

What it all means is that you are buying on faith. There is nothing wrong with it, by the way, but it is useful to be honest about it…

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Number of Botnet-Powered DDoS Attacks Dropped in Q1: Kaspersky

June 01, 2015 Added by:Eduard Kovacs

Kaspersky Lab has published a report detailing the botnet-assisted distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks launched by malicious actors in the first quarter of 2015.

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Digital Forensics and the Futuristic Scene-of-Crime

June 01, 2015 Added by:Tripwire Inc

We must also keep a clear mind on one important fact: to acquire what can be dynamic and intangible, and time sensitive artifacts in the early stages of an investigation presents of highest opportunity of success.

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