Blog Posts Tagged with "Shady Rat"


Project Enlightenment Attacks Reminiscent of Shady Rat

May 02, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“From a technical perspective, Project Enlightenment is another example of increasingly common cyber espionage activities. While the attack method was simple, it successfully compromised dozens of organizations and bypassed their existing security and detection measures...."

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Experts Debate Merits of McAfee's Shady Rat Report

August 30, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We consider those conclusions to be largely unfounded and not a good measure of the real threat level. Also, we cannot concede that the McAfee analyst was not aware of the groundlessness of the conclusions, leading us to being able to flag the report as alarmist," Eugene Kaspersky said...

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From China with Love: The Chairman Meow Collection

August 26, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

China has been working us over for a long time, and with each day’s passing we have been steadily more compromised by the 7th directorate and their proxy hacking groups. This is not to say that others aren’t doing the same thing as well, China just happens to be the more active...

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Operation Shady Rat: Or As I like To Call It...

August 15, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

It is readily apparent from this POS that McAfee has put out that they are just fishing for some press here for their flagging AV sales. This paper gives nothing relevant to the story around APT and as such, it should be just relegated to the dustbin of the internet and forgotten...

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Congress Wants McAfee Briefing on Operation Shady Rat

August 11, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"If these intrusions can be classified as more 'unsophisticated' and 'opportunistic,' what is the threat of the more 'insidious' intrusions on which McAfee has focused in recent years? How can we effectively prevent or mitigate these more insidious intrusions?"

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Improving the IT Security Industry – A Top-Down Effort

August 10, 2011 Added by:Don Eijndhoven

Compared to other industries, mistakes made by IT personnel aren't always obvious. Systems may keep on working and may even work properly when its poorly configured. If a system does crash, its often very hard to quantify exactly how much damage there is and what it has cost the company...

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That Shady Rat Was Only a Security Peer

August 07, 2011 Added by:J. Oquendo

After reading about the APT called Shady Rat I shrugged my shoulders and said so what. Why are ten year old attacks and tools still a problem? The answer is simple: Many companies and their staff are under-qualified, incompetent, uneducated, all of the above, or just don't care about security...

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Black Hat USA 2011, ISC2 and the Shady Rat

August 07, 2011 Added by:Boris Sverdlik

Information Security is a funny animal, what other industry can you mass market something that does absolutely nothing and have the product sell itself due to marketing? Why wouldn't you throw sex into the mix? All I can say is... RIGHT ON McAfee! Next year get some unicorns with boobs...

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