Blog Posts Tagged with "Attack"
August 26, 2012 Added by:Richard Stiennon
Carbon whiskers unleashed to disable transformers? Oh yes. Just a few grams got released into the atmosphere and shorted out transformers throughout the Pacific Northwest. I do not like the idea of kilograms of this escaping the target area. It could be decades before power grids are free of this menace...
May 03, 2012 Added by:Headlines
A new hacktivist group claims to have breached the systems of multiple government, military and private organizations. The hackers posted screenshots of their intrusions to support their claims, as well as posting what is characterized as military files for access on MediaFire...
April 30, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
The lesson learned is that it is possible to use Google as a cyber weapon to lauch a powerful "Denial of Money" attack against other platforms. In reality, the service in this case hasn't been interrupted, but the attack has made it extremely expensive to run...
April 20, 2012 Added by:Headlines
Researchers are reporting bogus LinkedIn notifications that lead users to malware. The spoofed notifications look legitimate, sporting the LinkedIn logo and a format familiar to members of the business networking platform, making the operation difficult to detect...
April 04, 2012 Added by:Headlines
In one complaint received by the IC3, a business claimed their computer was infected with a virus after opening the attachment in the e-mail they received. As a result, the business lost nearly $100,000 when fraudsters successfully wired money from the company's bank account...
March 19, 2012 Added by:Headlines
"Be advised that there are fake Linkedin invitation reminders in circulation sending users to a BlackHole exploit which attempts to drop Cridex onto the PC. Cridex is a rather nasty piece of work that does everything from target banks and social networking accounts..."
March 17, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
The fake YouTube page attacks users in two ways: it requires you to enter your YouTube login credentials in order to leave comments, and it installs malware disguised as an Adobe Flash Player update. To see if you have been infected, look for the following files...
March 09, 2012 Added by:Headlines
The operation was intended to snare unsuspecting targets previously aggregated in a database. Those who scanned the QR-Code were then cross-referenced with known targets, and those targets were subsequently pwned, having their address books, texts and emails exfiltrated...
February 01, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
According the announcement from researchers at Eleven, a German security firm, it is sufficient that a communication is merely opened in the email client to infect the target without the user clicking on a link or opening an attachment...
January 15, 2012 Added by:Headlines
A source has provided Infosec Island with a copy of a message they received while logging in to their account regarding a "security update". The message advises customers to change their password, but makes no mention of the massive data loss event...
January 05, 2012 Added by:Headlines
"When I first came upon the attack there were about 80 pages infected according to Google searches. Today, well as the title suggests we top a million, about 1,070,000 in fact - there will be duplicate URLs that show up in the searches. Still working on a discrete domain list for this..."
December 15, 2011 Added by:Mark Baldwin
December 14, 2011 Added by:Dan Dieterle
"The attack is not device specific and appears to be an issue with the way the Windows Phone messaging hub handles messages. The bug is also triggered if a user sends a Facebook chat message or Windows Live Messenger message to a recipient..."
December 14, 2011 Added by:Headlines
"According to the indictment, Poe used a favorite software tool of the Anonymous collective—a Low Orbit Ion Cannon, which is a computer program that is used to send extremely large numbers of “packets” or requests over a network in an attempt to overwhelm a target computer..."
December 09, 2011 Added by:Headlines
"When viewed closely, the photo reveals green dots distributed in columns of increasing length. Each column contains four dots that represent uranium centrifuges. Multiplying these together produces a cascade structure sequence identical to that in Stuxnet..."
December 05, 2011 Added by:Dan Dieterle
The researchers showed how a maliciously formed print job could cause an HP printer’s firmware to be reprogrammed so it acts like a copy machine – sending an exact print job to any place in the world, and the attackers also get a tweet showing sensitive information parsed from the print job...
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