Blog Posts Tagged with "Targeted Attacks"


W32.Duqu - Harbinger of the Next Stuxnet?

October 19, 2011 Added by:Ron Baklarz

The new malcode has so much in common with Stuxnet, it is purported to have been written by the authors. W32.Duqu's primary purpose is intelligence gathering by focusing on industrial control system manufacturers with likely intent on future attacks against targeted victims...

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Security Investment to Focus on Utility Control Systems

October 18, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“Unfortunately, one thing has not changed. Cyber security is still way behind the attackers. Even where strong countermeasures exist, they are not consistently deployed, and most sophisticated attackers look at smart grids from a systemic perspective..."

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F-Secure: Malicious PDFs Targeting Defense Contractors

July 20, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"It's a PDF file... sent to an employee of a targeted company as an email attachment. It exploits a known Javascript vulnerability and drops a... backdoor. A decoy PDF file is shown... [as] a call for papers for 2012 AIAA Strategic and Tactical Missile Systems Conference... classified as SECRET..."

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What the CISSP Won't Teach You - Part Trois

July 05, 2011 Added by:Boris Sverdlik

A dedicated attacker will not scour pastebin to get your password, although “inurl: password” used to be a common attack vector. More common amongst the dedicated attacker is getting as much background information as possible as an attacker builds the dossier on their target...

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My Take on the IMF Hack

June 13, 2011 Added by:Luis Corrons

Even though there are no details on the attack, speculation started talking about a "foreign country" being behind the attack, many fingers pointing at China (as usual) and talking about cyberwarfare. But it also makes sense that this is not a targeted attack...

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Symantec Releases MessageLabs April Intelligence Report

April 26, 2011 Added by:Headlines

As the financial year draws to a close in many countries, it is possible that the timing is perfect for cybercriminals seeking information about the financial performance of a company, and a carefully crafted attack may be the means by which they can achieve this...

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Spear-Phishing Season Is Declared Open

April 08, 2011 Added by:PCI Guru

Post-Epsilon breach, it seems every merchant under the sun is notifying their customers of the expected onslaught of electronic mail messages asking for bank account and credit card numbers among other PII. As a result, a lot of credit card numbers will likely get exposed. Be prepared...

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Symantec Report Details the Evolving Threat Landscape

April 05, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Stuxnet and Hydraq... represented true incidents of cyberwarfare and have fundamentally changed the threat landscape. The nature of the threats has expanded from targeting individual bank accounts to targeting the information and physical infrastructure of nation states..."

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