Blog Posts Tagged with "Hacktivist"

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Remote Attack Code for Symantec's pcAnywhere in the Wild

February 23, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"A surprising amount of the core code originates from... 10 years ago with only a few added changes, mainly to accommodate changes in Windows versions. Many individual .exe or other files include an accompanying Word document with a detailed developer description of how it functions.."

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Don't Be Naïve about Anonymous or the Occupy Movement

February 22, 2012 Added by:Robin Jackson

If you are an information security professional, then I urge you to quit worrying about what conferences you're going to speak at and get serious about shoring up the defenses of every computer system that you are responsible for immediately...

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Anonymous, NSA, Power Grids and False Flags

February 22, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Anonymous has never officially made a statement about attacking the power infrastructure at all. Sure, there were some drops of IP addresses in the recent past that they claimed were SCADA systems, but were only for HVAC systems. So where is the NSA getting this?

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NSA Wary of Potential Hacktivist Threat to Power Grid

February 21, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Grid officials said their systems face regular attacks, and they devote tremendous resources to repelling invaders, whether from Anonymous or some other source. The industry is engaged and stepping up widely to respond to emerging cyber threats..."

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Social Media Monitoring: A Rubric for Control

February 21, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

We have become a watched commodity via all means of communication. Programs have been put together with the veneer of protecting us from another 9/11 and perhaps some of them were made with the best of intentions, but this idea of monitoring social media is half baked...

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The Need for a Special Forces Offensive Cyber Group

February 21, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Nation State hackers are active in attacking and compromising military, government and defense contractor sites. Terrorists are using social media sites to recruit, train and spread their poison. In essence we are in a Cyber Cold War. We need a Cyber Special Forces group...

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Planned Anonymous Attack on the Internet Likely to Fail

February 20, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"The attack is no longer practical. It's such a common idea that Wikipedia has a page devoted to it. For something so obvious, defenders have spent considerable time devising solutions. There are many reasons why such an attack won't cause a global blackout..."

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Anonymous Now Interested in the Great Firewall of China

February 17, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Why have they not targeted China before? Hypothetically, the structure of Anonymous could have been infiltrated and directed against the Chinese as part of a strategy defined by the West, or perhaps someone is using the name Anonymous to conduct undercover operations...

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Anonymous Hacks and Defaces FTC Websites

February 17, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The rogue hacktivist collective Anonymous has claimed credit for hacking and defacing several Federal Trade commission (FTC) websites in protest of the US government's support of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)...

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Reflections on Suits and Spooks DC

February 16, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

We should re-assess which attacks should be investigated and which should be let go. The FBI and US-CERT are overwhelmed with tracking everything from probes against government networks to DDoS attacks to targeted attacks against the Defense Industrial Base...

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Cyberwar

February 16, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Sure, there are potential issues with regard to infrastructure and hacking/warfare, but, it is not such that we need to frame it and clothe it in the ripped flag of 9/11 do we? Obviously these guys all think so. I would beg to differ, and I find it shameful...

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ICS-CERT: Exploit Tool Releases for ICS Devices Advisory

February 16, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Security researchers and others have released tools exploiting ICS vulnerabilities. These targeted exploits are readily available through various tools and from exploit developers. Multiple threat elements are combining to significantly increase the ICS threat landscape...

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Stock Exchange Websites Disrupted by DDoS Attacks

February 15, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Websites operated by Nasdaq OMX, the Chicago Board Options exchange, and Bats Trading experienced disruptions due to a spate of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks conducted by a hacktivist group sympathetic to the Occupy Wall Street movement called L0NGwave99...

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Jihadi Information Warfare: The Next Wave

February 14, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

There have been tutorials on SQLi and Metasploit online for a long time, but only recently have we seen them translated into Arabic and placed on the technical forums. This means that even the low end of the technically capable Jihadist's can now boot up these tools hack a site…

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Security Weekly News Roundup: Tunnel Vision

February 11, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

As security professionals do we all just suffer from “security tunnel vision” or is something major shifting in our industry? Is it all just related to the significant rise in hacktivism or the 24-hour news cycle requiring that every little thing become a news story?

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DDoS Attacks: An Excuse to Talk About IPv6 Security

February 10, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The switchover from the existing address protocol IPv4 to IPv6 will give attackers a great opportunity. With the introduction of the protocol a huge quantity of new internet addresses is available, and those addresses could be used as sources for DDoS attacks...

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