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TrendMicro Q3 Security Report

October 24, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Trend Micro has released the 3Q 2012 SECURITY ROUNDUP that presents a worrying trend for malware growth which increased 483%. This includes cyber espionage malware and also destructive malicious agents targeting mainly the mobile world and in particular Google Android platform...

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Prolexic Q3 2012 ... a new generation of DDoS attacks

October 20, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

This is significant because very few companies or organizations have the necessary network infrastructure to deal with such attacks. There might be some companies with popular websites such as Google or Facebook that are able to handle such high-bandwidth floods, but most companies are not...

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Anonymous vs Wikileaks...you can condemn a man but not wipe out an ideology

October 18, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Hacktivism is considered one of the main cyber threats and its operations have created serious problems to private businesses and governments, for this reason security expert all over the world are trying to deeply analyze the different movements of dissent and their mutual relationships...

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Secretary of Defense Panetta on U.S. Cyber Capabilities

October 15, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Panetta has warned of cyber attacks against critical infrastructure and that opponents are increasing their cyber capabilities and represent a serious menace. The words used last Thursday are very strong: The US is in a “pre-9/11 moment,” referring to a possible series of cyber attacks...

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GAO Invites FDA to Improve Information Security for Medical Devices

October 08, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

In the last decade the number of cyber incidents related to technologies that surround us is growth exponentially, the principal concerns are related to all those objects with an "intelligent component" that we daily use expose on internet for different purposes...

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Attacks Cause Serious Damage to Internet Connection in Iran

October 05, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Iran was recently blamed for attacks onoil companies and banks. This time the scenario appears reversed, as attacks targeted Iranian infrastructure and communications, causing serious damages to Internet connections...

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Chinese cyber attack against the White House

October 02, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The news is circulating on the internet creating great concern once again that Chinese hackers have hit the infrastructure of a foreign state, and once again we are speaking of cyber espionage, but this time they were able to access the White House Military Office...

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PlaceRaider: 3D Visual Malware from Military Research

October 01, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

It's known that military sector represents a privileged incubator for new technologies than in many cases are subsequently used in civil. We have already read about the existence of software to spy on victims that are able to record communications and movements but the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Indiana in collaboration with researchers at Indiana University created a new type of 'vi...

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State-Sponsored Attacks or Not? That's the Question...

September 18, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Despite the use of cyber weapons and the damage caused by offensive operations being major concerns for intelligence agencies, clues are frequently discovered about attacks designed to steal sensitive information and intellectual property. Who is behind these cyber attacks?

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How Security Professionals Can Better Protect Against Data Breaches

August 16, 2012 Added by:Brian Dean

The bottom line: Hacking is lucrative and can be executed from nearly anywhere in the world. Security professionals should be providing risk assessment results annually to executive management. Of course, providing a list of vulnerabilities is probably career limiting. This is the balancing act we must perform...

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Traveling the Silk Road: A Study of the Online Black Market

August 10, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

I've found some interesting research conducted by Carnegie Mellon computer security professor Nicolas Christin on the earnings of one of the most famous black markets in the Deep Web, the Silk Road. It seems to be able to realize $22 Million in annual revenues related to the drug market...

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Mahdi and AC/DC: The Middle East as a Shooting Range

July 30, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

In Middle East, the number of malware that have been developed for state sponsored projects surely represents an anomaly. All the examples provided are evidence of the intent of governments to hit their enemies in the cyberspace to steal sensitive information or to destroy their critical infrastructure...

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Join Infosec Island and Tripwire at Black Hat USA 2012

July 10, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Black Hat remains the biggest and the most important technical security conference series in the world by delivering timely, actionable security information in a vendor-neutral environment. Infosec Island would like to extend a special thanks to Tripwire for making possible our presence at the event...

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Small Tech Firms Pursue Level 1 Service Provider PCI Compliance

July 01, 2012 Added by:Stacey Holleran

Small technology companies are finding themselves in a unique business situation as prospective clients increasingly request software applications and hosting solutions that can accommodate secure mobile payment transactions, bringing these technology companies to the forefront as “merchant service providers”...

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Has Patriot Hacker The Jester (th3j35t3r) Been Doxed?

May 14, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The content on a website maintained by anit-jihadi hacker The Jester (th3j35t3r) has been deleted and the hacktivist's Twitter account has been mysteriously taken down, and the events have sent the Twittersphere into a frenzy of conjecture... Has The Jester been doxed?

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SEALs, Spies, Security, and Celebrity

May 01, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

When the largest security companies in the world have had their source code stolen by hackers, our present security model is broken. Matt Brazil, a former U.S. embassy commercial officer in Beijing, will show executives how to survive in China without losing their secrets...

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