Blog Posts Tagged with "Attack"

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Photo Shows Stuxnet as Perfect Match to Iranian Network

December 09, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"When viewed closely, the photo reveals green dots distributed in columns of increasing length. Each column contains four dots that represent uranium centrifuges. Multiplying these together produces a cascade structure sequence identical to that in Stuxnet..."

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HP Printer Hack Video Shows Sensitive Data Tweet Too

December 05, 2011 Added by:Dan Dieterle

The researchers showed how a maliciously formed print job could cause an HP printer’s firmware to be reprogrammed so it acts like a copy machine – sending an exact print job to any place in the world, and the attackers also get a tweet showing sensitive information parsed from the print job...

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US Drone Probably Experienced Mechanical Failure

December 05, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“U.S. and NATO officials wouldn’t say what kind of American drone had disappeared, but U.S. officials said there was no indication that the aircraft had been shot down by the Iranians. One American official said the drone likely suffered from a mechanical failure..."

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Researcher Traces Stuxnet/Duqu Timeline Back to 2006

December 02, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"May 2006 - Engineers compile code for a component of Stuxnet that will allow them to attack programmable logic controllers, or PLCs, manufactured by Siemens of Germany. Iran's nuclear program uses Siemens PLCs to control the gas centrifuges in its uranium enrichment facilities..."

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From Russia with Malice? The REAL Issue Behind the Illinois 'Attack'

November 30, 2011 Added by:John Linkous

It’s an all too familiar story; something doesn’t feel right, but confirming whether something has happened, if it is something you should be concerned about, what the vector of the potential attack might be, and what you can do to mitigate the damage is very difficult to pinpoint...

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ICS-CERT Issues Illinois Water Pump Failure Report

November 24, 2011 Added by:Headlines

ICS-CERT and the FBI found no evidence of a cyber intrusion... In addition, there is no evidence to support claims made in the initial Illinois STIC report... that any credentials were stolen, or that the vendor was involved in any malicious activity that led to a pump failure...

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Researcher Ups Ante on Hacking Medical Devices

October 31, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"You're not meant to be able to grab serial numbers out of the air. This tool I developed should be able to scan the frequency for these pumps, retrieve the pump ID, and with that pump I can then dispense insulin, suspend the pump, resume it and that type of thing..."

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Stuxnet, Duqu Take Malware to Next Level of Cyberwarfare

October 24, 2011 Added by:Kelly Colgan

Duqu executes a reconnaissance mission by collecting design documents from an entity—critical industrial infrastructure components such as SCADA systems—to facilitate a future attack. It’s naïve to think we’re immune to these advanced cyberthreats, even with many layers of protection...

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Anonymous DDoS Attack on NYSE Fails to Materialize

October 11, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Was the attack just a hoax to pique the media? Perhaps another faction striking off on their own? Or was the operation such a complete failure that the Anonymous ringleaders decided they needed to save face by claiming the attack was just a rouse? Probably a little of all of the above...

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Anonymous, Wall Street and Disinformation

October 06, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

FUD is a great motivator, and an attack on the NYSE or NYNEX, or any of the players here could have ripples later on. Those ripples would come in the form of people selling off their stocks, companies and corporations as well, and the net effect could potentially be large losses in the market...

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Mitigating the Apache Range Header DoS Vulnerability

August 28, 2011 Added by:Mark Baldwin

A new Apache DoS vulnerability was reported by security researcher Kingcope on the Seclists.org Full Disclosure mailing list that affects most default installations of Apache 1.3/2.x. Fortunately, there are some configuration settings that can be adjusted to mitigate this vulnerability...

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Zeus Trojan Spreading via Facebook Friend Requests

August 24, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The malware is spreading by sending messages through Facebook notifications. When a user clicks the link to approve a "friend" request it opens a page that invites him to install the what is purported to be the latest version of Adobe Flash Player, but actually installs the malware...

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Anonymous Defaces BART Site - Posts User Data

August 15, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Hacktivist group Anonymous has hacked into myBART.org website belonging to San Francisco’s BART system. The attack was an SQL injection which was able to extract more than 2,000 records containing names, usernames, passwords (plain text), emails, phone numbers, addresses and zip codes...

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Anonymous Threatens to "Destroy" Facebook

August 10, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Facebook is the opposite of the Antisec cause. You are not safe from them nor from any government. One day you will look back on this and realise what we have done here is right, you will thank the rulers of the internet, we are not harming you but saving you..."

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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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BlackKatSec Hackers Claim Al-Qaeda Network Attack

July 05, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

BlackKatSec is a new splinter group of LulzSec/AntiSec/Anonymous that has turned up rather quietly and is now claiming the hack on Al Qaeda's shamikh1. So far they have not said much on why - never mind how - but, it would be interesting to hear from them. Say, you guy’s aren’t MI6 are ya?

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