Items Tagged with "Attacks"
May 09, 2013 Added by:Krypt3ia
Last week a report came out on Wired about how the ACE (Army Corps of Engineers) database was hacked by China and "sensitive" dam data was taken.. By China, let that sink in for a bit as there was no real attribution data in the story
February 18, 2013 Added by:Steve Ragan
Most of the time, attacks considered APTs use 0-Day exploits, or malware that slips past poorly updated AV software, or phishing to compromise a host or organization. There is nothing advanced about attacks like these...
December 22, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
The banking world must be prepared, it is one of the sectors that will be subject to a major number of attacks in next year, they are considered privileged targets for hacktivists, state sponsored hackers and cyber criminals...
December 16, 2012 Added by:Simon Moffatt
Social engineering can be seen as a more direct approach to exposing real security assets such as passwords, processes, keys and so on. Via subtle manipulation, carefully planned framing and scenario attacks, through to friending and spear phishing, people are increasingly becoming the main target...
December 09, 2012 Added by:Jayson Wylie
This article holds little validity in my mind and I’m sure that runs up the chain of the Government to President Obama who is the only one, at this time, that seems to be able to have a majority consensus for a direction or secret directives for Cyberspace activities, rules and laws...
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...
December 01, 2012 Added by:Jarno Limnéll
Increasingly, both the armed forces and businesses are practicing the concept of “active defense,” a military term that refers to efforts to thwart an attack by attacking the attackers. However popular it has become, active defense is an alarming trend...
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....
November 15, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
The news is circulating with insistence on the net, Skype is suffering from a vulnerability that can expose its users to serious risks, due this reason it has suspended the password reset process.The Russian Blog Pixus.ru published a post where it described a workaround to hijack the accounts of the famous application...
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...
November 05, 2012 Added by:Tripwire Inc
This attack used to be fairly innovative. But not so much anymore. Would-be attackers can buy the basic components “off the shelf” using ready-made toolkits like Ettercap, Mallory (I love the creative use of the classic MITM name), and dsniff. If you’d like a better look at how it works, this is a good video...
November 05, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
Hacktivism represents a serious problem for governments and intelligence agencies. The hack of IT infrastructure and the exposure of confidential information is a serious menace. In the past Anonymous has hit several governments and law enforcement agencies in the UK, US, Japan, and India...
November 01, 2012 Added by:Ian Tibble
Since the early 2000s, I have commented in different forms on the state of play, with a large degree of cynicism, which was greeted with cold reservation, smirks, grunts, and various other types of un-voiced displeasure, up to around 2009 or so. But since at least 2010, how things have changed...
October 31, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding
Who is in charge? Don’t answer that, you don’t want to know. Who is in charge of our national response to anything? It depends? What do you mean? Do you mean to say that there is no one person or office, no agency or even a department with the mission of coordinating a national response?
October 22, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
Recent revelations on Flame raise the question on the efficiency of zero day vulnerabilities, software bugs that hackers exploit to avoid security defenses on targeted systems. The real problem when we talk about zero-day is related to the duration of the period in which hackers exploit the vulnerability...
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...