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F-Secure Mobile threat report Q3/2012, cyber threats in the ether

November 06, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The rapid diffusion of Android devices has had the effect of increasing the number of malware developed for the OS. During the third quarter 51,447 unique samples were detected. Google has tried to secure it’s OS with the introduction of an additional security layer named Bouncer...

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TrendMicro Q3 Security Report

October 24, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Trend Micro has released the 3Q 2012 SECURITY ROUNDUP that presents a worrying trend for malware growth which increased 483%. This includes cyber espionage malware and also destructive malicious agents targeting mainly the mobile world and in particular Google Android platform...

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Flame, miniFlame, the mystery of an on going cyber espionage campaign

October 16, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Last May The Iranian Computer Emergency Response Team (MAHER) detected a new malware which hit the country named Flame, also known as Flamer or Skywiper. Kaspersky Lab and CrySyS Lab also identified the malware, recognized as a powerful cyber espionage tool that hit mainly Windows systems in the Middle East...

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Hacktivists Using Shortened Links to Hide Malware Servers

October 15, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

“Most did not recognise that people using fake profiles, perhaps masquerading as school friends, could capture information and movements. Few consider the possibilities of data mining and how patterns of behaviour can be identified over time..."

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What is the Dorkbot Worm That is Attacking Skype Users?

October 12, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

What would happen if a malware compromises a communication system adopted daily by 663 million users? Security experts have issued an alert to Skype users about an ongoing attack that tries to induce them to click a link that spreads malware...

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Ask The Experts: Workstation Malware

October 04, 2012 Added by:Brent Huston

Once we’ve embraced the fact that we need better detection and response mechanisms, we start to see how honeypots can help us but also how creating better awareness within our users can be the greatest investment an organization might make in detection...

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No Surprise - Ransomware On the Rise

October 04, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Data can sometimes be held hostage with the help of ransomware, software that infiltrates your com­puter when you download an infected attachment or clicking a link within the body of an email. You can also get ransomware simply by visiting the wrong website, in what is called a drive-by...

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Correlating and Escalating Cyber

October 02, 2012 Added by:Don Eijndhoven

So here we have a rather clear-cut case of attacker correlation which, as ever, is done pretty much after the fact by an international firm who investigated the malware. My question is: How do you deal with this as a nation, as it happens?

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We're Under Cyber Attack INSIDE America!

October 01, 2012 Added by:Doug DePeppe

Cyberattacks are mounting. They are getting more severe, and indicate nation-state support, reportedly from Iran. The US national strategy must change. It must address the need for capability where harm from an attack on critical infrastructure will be felt in communities across America...

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Cyberwar, Cyberdouchery, and Where the Rubber Meets the CyberRoad

October 01, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

The cyberwar is upon us and we had best start taking it seriously because people in power are making plans, and like biological warfare, it seems perhaps there could be unforeseen circumstances that could trigger bigger and worse things. Plan accordingly and think a bit more cogently...

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PlaceRaider: 3D Visual Malware from Military Research

October 01, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

It's known that military sector represents a privileged incubator for new technologies than in many cases are subsequently used in civil. We have already read about the existence of software to spy on victims that are able to record communications and movements but the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Indiana in collaboration with researchers at Indiana University created a new type of 'vi...

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Energy Sector Cyber Espionage: Chinese Hackers are not Alone

September 29, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Since last month a new campaign of cyber attacks have hit the Energy sector, all is started with the incidents to Saudi Aramco and RasGas companies, in both cases a malware infected internal networks without impacting on the production systems...

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Malicious Websites: The Web is a Dangerous Place

September 25, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

McAfee’s latest Threats Report shows a growth in malicious websites replacing botnets as the primary infection mechanism. This means that by just simply visiting a website you could be exposed to malicious things that can do harm to your computer, mobile device, finances or identity...

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Analyzing Desktops, Heaps, and Ransomware with Volatility

September 24, 2012 Added by:Michael Ligh

This post discusses the undocumented windows kernel data structures for desktop objects and desktop heaps. You'll see how to use memory forensics to detect recent malware including the ACCDFISA ransomware and Tigger variants...

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Iran Increasing Tensions: Cyber Perspective

September 24, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

A massive cyber attack could increase hostilities, anticipating a conventional strike, but the Government of Teheran is showing awareness of risks related to a cyber attack and it has started a massive propaganda campaign to show to the western world its cyber capabilities...

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What Exactly is Internet Safety Anyhow?

September 23, 2012 Added by:Theresa Payton

What does Internet safety mean to the average person? It may vary depending upon age, how you use the internet, and the type of work that you do that involves the digital world. Here are some sobering statistics that might give you a perspective...

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