Items Tagged with "malware"
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..."
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...
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...
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...
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?
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
September 21, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin
The paper, “Peter the Great Versus Sun Tzu” alleges that a comparison can be made between the varying actors in malware creation. They have broken this down into a battle royal between the “Asians” and the “Eastern Europeans” which is just patently stupid...
September 21, 2012 Added by:Damion Waltermeyer
Starting September 19, Sophos successfully became the lamest virus ever. An update put out by their auto-update service has rendered many machines across the world useless. This update detected false positives and deleted or quarantined them...
September 19, 2012 Added by:Michael Ligh
Explore undocumented windows kernel data structures related to window station objects and the clipboard. Detect clipboard-snooping malware using Volatility - an advanced memory forensics framework...