Blog Posts Tagged with "FBI"

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Email Intrusions Facilitate Wire Transfers Overseas

January 30, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The FBI has observed a trend in which cyber criminals are compromising the e-mail accounts of U.S. individuals and businesses and using variations of the legitimate e-mail addresses associated with the victim accounts to request and authorize overseas transactions...

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US-CERT Warns of Denial-of-Service Malware Campaign

January 26, 2012 Added by:Headlines

US-CERT has received reports of attacks using malware-laden email attachments. The advisory comes one week after multiple DDoS attacks were launched against entertainment industry and US government websites by Anonymous supporters in an operation dubbed OpMegaupload...

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Curran-Gardner: A Smoking Gun, But Where's the Body?

January 25, 2012 Added by:Bob Radvanovsky

Curran-Gardner: A contractor for a control systems outsourcing company had accessed one of his customer's systems from a foreign country, only to be confused with a foreign-national actor with malicious intent, but one question still remains: What really happened to the pump?

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IC3: Recovery from the Malicious Erasure of Files

January 23, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Cyber criminals can damage a victim's computer by changing or deleting files, wiping hard drives, or erasing backups to hide some or all of their malicious activity and tradecraft. The FBI and DHS encourage businesses and individuals to employ these mitigation strategies...

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Programmer Charged with Stealing Code from Federal Reserve

January 19, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“As today’s case demonstrates, our cyber infrastructure is vulnerable not only to cybercriminals and hackers, but also alleged thieves like Bo Zhang who used his position as a contract employee to steal government intellectual property"...

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FBI: Russians Face Charges for International Cyber Crimes

January 18, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Vladimir Zdorovenin and his son engaged in serial cyber crimes in Russia that targeted Americans and wrought havoc with their personal and financial information, using it to make phony purchases and to manipulate stock prices...

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FBI Warns: GameOver

January 10, 2012 Added by:Kevin McAleavey

The significant part of the DDOS angle with the GameOver Zeus Trojan attack is that it serves as a diversion while the looting continues, and prevents access to mitigation with the bank until it's too late. That's what motivated the FBI to put out this alert...

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FBI Conference Examines Cyber War and Cyber Crime

January 09, 2012 Added by:Headlines

ICCS 2012 will be an unparalleled opportunity for a first-hand look at critical intelligence on cyber crime and security - including details of real life operations. The conference will include lectures, panel discussions, presentations, exhibitions, and exceptional networking opportunities...

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Anonymous Affiliate Arrested for 2010 DDoS Attack

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..."

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Bank Executive Pleads Guilty to Stealing Nearly $2 Million

December 01, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Walker... withdrew money from a line of credit in the name of a trust that held an account at Farmers and Merchants. To cover up the scheme, Walker made interest payments on the money supposedly loaned to the trust. Walker will face a maximum sentence of 30 years in federal prison..."

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FBI: Three Cities Compromised via SCADA Networks

November 30, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Essentially it was an ego trip for the hacker because he had control of that city’s systems and he could dump raw sewage into the lake, he could shut down the power plant at the mall – a wide array of things..."

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ICS-CERT Issues Illinois Water Pump Failure Report

November 24, 2011 Added by:Headlines

ICS-CERT and the FBI found no evidence of a cyber intrusion... In addition, there is no evidence to support claims made in the initial Illinois STIC report... that any credentials were stolen, or that the vendor was involved in any malicious activity that led to a pump failure...

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DHS Officials Deny Hack of Illinois Water Systems

November 23, 2011 Added by:Headlines

While news that there was not a systems breach at the facility is certainly welcome, the conclusions of ICS-CERT and the FBI fail to provide an explanation as to why the Illinois Statewide Terrorism and Intelligence Center initially believed the facility had been compromised...

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ICS-CERT and FBI Statements on Water System Attacks

November 22, 2011 Added by:Headlines

ICS-CERT has not received any additional reports of impacted manufacturers of ICS or other ICS related stakeholders related to these events... any information about possible impacts to additional entities, it will disseminate timely mitigation information as it becomes available...

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Warning: DNS Changer Lives

November 17, 2011 Added by:Simon Heron

Despite federal prosecutors recent success against the infrastructure of DNS Changer and the prosecution of seven, it appears that the malware itself still survives. With its ability to infect and change systems’ DNS so that users were then redirected to websites of the scammers choosing...

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FBI Claims Biggest Cybercrime Takedown in History

November 10, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The malware secretly altered the settings on infected computers enabling the defendants to digitally hijack Internet searches and re-route computers to certain websites and advertisements, which entitled the defendants to be paid. The defendants subsequently received fees each time..."

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