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Trojans for the Bundestag – German PD acquired Finfisher

January 29, 2013 Added by:Don Eijndhoven

German political platform NetzPolitik.org has now uncovered secret documents belonging to the Ministry of Finance, that the Ministry of the Interior sent to the Bundestag (the political seat of Germany) that reveals the German Federal Police’s intention to use Gamma Group’s Finfisher spyware...

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The Rise of Exploit Kits According to Solutionary SERT

January 28, 2013 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The report revealed the surprising efficiency of well-known vulnerabilities usually included in the popular exploits sold in the underground, around 60% are more than two years old, and 70% of the exploit kits analyzed (26) were released or created in Russia...

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Malware Forensics Field Guide for Windows Systems: Digital Forensics

January 22, 2013 Added by:Ben Rothke

The book is not meant as an introductory text, rather as a reference for experienced professionals. For such a reader, they will likely find the Malware Forensics Field Guide for Windows Systems to be an invaluable reference...

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New Variant of Shylock Banking Malware Spread via Skype

January 20, 2013 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The first version of the malware demonstrated an improved methodology for injecting code into browsers to remotely control the victim's device and an improved evasion technique to prevent detection by common antivirus software...

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RBN Connection to Kaspersky's Red October Espionage Network

January 15, 2013 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

Kaspersky made an astonishing announcement today with its discovery of a sophisticated cyber espionage network (most likely Russian) that has been operating since May 2007 and continues to this day. It has successfully infiltrated embassies, research organizations, military and government agencies, energy facilities (including nuclear power plants) predominantly in the Commonwealth of Independent ...

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Bug Bounty Programs - As a Service?

January 02, 2013 Added by:Rafal Los

Now, admittedly you already probably know I'm not a huge proponent of "bug bounty" programs, as I see the abuses and failure potential outweigh the redemption value in the cases I've seen outside of the few 'big names'... but this caught my attention because they may actually be onto something.

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Would a Malware BuyBack Program Work?

December 27, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

Most malware writers just want to be paid for their research; something that isn't happening frequently enough or at a rate that's considered fair by the researchers. As a result, some of those researchers are exploring grey markets in offensive malware development or are selling 0-days to clients...

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Iran, the cyber shooting range, new malware detected

December 19, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Analysis revealed that the malicious code has a simple and efficient design that allows it to wipe files on different drives in various predefined times. The malware wipes disk partitions and user profile directories avoiding ordinary anti-virus software detection...

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Common Malware Types: Cybersecurity 101

December 12, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

The amount and variety of malicious programs out there is enough to make your head spin. This blog post will break down the common types of malicious programs and provide a brief description of each...

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Flipping Malware: A Profit Opportunity for Corporate IT Departments

December 09, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

Some of the more forward-looking DOD contractors who have robust internal CERT with engineers who do reverse-engineering could be in the best position to offer free or low-cost network defense to corporations who want to "flip" the malware found on their network for a nice profit...

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Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency hit again by malware

December 03, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The New Your Times has recently published the news the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency was hit by a virus that stolen secret information on newest rockets from an internal computer...

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Lack of Security in Android Apps? That Could Be

December 02, 2012 Added by:Keith Mendoza

Have you ever installed an app in your Android phone and when you got to the permission screen you just couldn't justify to yourself why an app would require the permissions it's asking for?

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W32.Narilam, the malware that hit databases in Middle East

November 25, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

W32.Narilam is a worm that attempts to spread by copying itself to all drives and certain shared folders on the compromised computer, the malware doesn’t include modules to steal information from the victims....

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Cyber espionage attack against Israel is not an isolated event

November 14, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The Middle East is the scene of a series of cyber attacks that hit Israeli and Palestinian systems apparently having a common origin. A group of experts from Norwegian antivirus and security firm Norman ASA have discovered a new cyber espionage campaign against the countries that used various malware to spy on victims...

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F-Secure Mobile threat report Q3/2012, cyber threats in the ether

November 06, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The rapid diffusion of Android devices has had the effect of increasing the number of malware developed for the OS. During the third quarter 51,447 unique samples were detected. Google has tried to secure it’s OS with the introduction of an additional security layer named Bouncer...

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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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