Blog Posts Tagged with "Attack"

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Shamikh1.info: The New Den of Scum and Villainy

July 02, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

It's anyone’s guess as to the attack's perpetrators, methods, and final outcome until someone from the Al-Qaeda camp speaks up. Meanwhile, the media will continue to spin on MI6 hacking them or those mysterious British hackers that many articles mentioned. “Bollocks” As they say in England...

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The Game of Whack-A-Mole: Was Al-Shamukh Hacked?

June 30, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Who attacked Shamikh and why? There no evidence cited or even hinted at in the real world that MI6 or MI5 for that matter had anything to do with this. For all they know, it could have been The Jester or someone with like technology that DoS’d them and got them yanked offline by their host...

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Hacker Attack Disrupts Al-Qaeda Communications

June 30, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“Al-Qaeda's online communications have been temporarily crippled... Hacking attacks by amateur cybervigilantes typically involve one technique, be it DDOS or SQLI. This particular event began as a basic domain hijacking, which does tend to happen every so often..."

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Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Plant Targeted in Cyberattack

June 15, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Y-12's external website has been replaced with a temporary information page. At this point, there is no evidence that any plant-wide email or internal computing services have been affected, nor has any classified or sensitive information been accessed or affected by this incident..."

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Lockheed Systems on Lock Down After Cyber Attack

June 01, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“As a result of the swift and deliberate actions taken to protect the network and increase IT security, our systems remain secure. No customer, program or employee personal data has been compromised...”

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Anonymous Launches DDoS Attack on USChamber.com

May 24, 2011 Added by:Headlines

At the time of this article's publication, the U.S. Chamber website was experiencing intermittent downtime. Anonymous now seems to be probing the systems for other vulnerabilities, such as susceptibility to a SQL-based attack...

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Fake Windows Security Updates Spread Zeus Trojan

May 13, 2011 Added by:Headlines

In the run-up to Microsoft's Patch Tuesday, Windows users are being warned of an email spam campaign designed to infect PC's with the Zeus Trojan. Researchers indicate the malware spam operation began on Friday, May 6, and is still actively delivering the fake update alerts...

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LastPass Password Manager Issues Security Alert

May 05, 2011 Added by:Headlines

To counter the potential threat, LastPass is going to force everyone to change their master passwords. Additionally, they're going to want an indication that you're you, by either ensuring that you're coming from an IP block you've used before or by validating your email address...

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How to Recognize and Analyze a Fake Anti-Virus Message

May 05, 2011 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Trying to figure out how I was redirected to this fake AV site from clicking on a Google image, I found something interesting. Hovering over the picture, I noticed that the website that showed up under the image looked legit, but the image URL pointed to a completely different website...

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Sony Tells Congress Anonymous DDoS Aided Breach

May 05, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Initially, Sony representatives did not seek to connect the hacktivist group with the data breach event. That has changed now that forensic investigators have located a file on the hacked PSN systems named "Anonymous" and containing the movement's tagline "We are Legion"...

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Anonymous to Target Iranian Government Websites

May 02, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Anonymous has issued a press release identifying the Iranian government as the target de jour for a DDoS attack campaign. The attacks were set to begin on May 1 in conjunction with International Workers Day. No specific target websites were named in the release...

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Experts: Is Iran Crying Wolf over Stars Malware Attack?

April 28, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Given the lack of opaqueness on the part of Iran, it seems unlikely that there has been anything new discovered and it is questionable as to whether or not anything at all was found, and if something was, whether or not it was truly malicious..."

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SMBRelay Attacks on Corporate Users Part 2

April 27, 2011 Added by:Alexander Polyakov

MS Office programs will show an alert to our victim if it couldn't download content from a remote resource. We could put a document on our shared resource and when MS Office opens the doc, it takes a style sheet from our shared resource and doesn't show an alert to the victim...

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PlayStation Breach Affects Over 70 Million Customers

April 27, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We have discovered that between April 17 and April 19, 2011, certain PlayStation Network and Qriocity service user account information was compromised in connection with an illegal and unauthorized intrusion into our network..."

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Iran Targeted by New Computer Worm in Cyber Attack

April 25, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Certain characteristics about the 'Stars' virus have been identified, including that it is compatible with the (targeted) system. In the initial stage, the damage is low and it is likely to be mistaken for governmental executable files..."

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Nuclear Research Facility Lacks Adequate Cyber Security

April 21, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Without improvements, the weaknesses identified may limit program and site-level officials' ability to make informed risk-based decisions that support the protection of classified information and the systems on which it resides," a federal audit concluded...

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