Items Tagged with "FBI"
February 06, 2012 Added by:Headlines
A faction of the rogue Anonymous movement temporarily disrupted the online presence of several major banks with an onslaught of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Among the targets of the group identifying itself as Anonymous Brasil were Citibank and HSBC...
February 06, 2012 Added by:Headlines
Among the greatest challenges in cyber security are knowing the perpetrator of a cyber attack in real time and finding capability gaps in the cyber supply chain – the entire set of key actors involved in the cyber infrastructure...
February 05, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin
Over the last year we have seen an evolution within Anonymous and its various movements. The latest being the AntiSec movement, the more cohesive core of Anonymous, one that has a set group of leaders at its center, leaders with an agenda... Anarchy....
February 03, 2012
"The conversation covers tracking of Anonymous and other splinter groups, dates of planned arrests and details of evidence held by police. Anonymous also published an email from the FBI, showing the email addresses of call participants. The FBI confirmed the intercept..."
February 02, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
“I do not think today it is necessarily the number one threat, but it will be tomorrow... Counterterrorism... with the FBI is the present number one priority. But down the road, the cyberthreat, which cuts across all programs, will be the number one threat to the country...”
January 30, 2012 Added by:Headlines
The FBI has observed a trend in which cyber criminals are compromising the e-mail accounts of U.S. individuals and businesses and using variations of the legitimate e-mail addresses associated with the victim accounts to request and authorize overseas transactions...
January 26, 2012 Added by:Headlines
US-CERT has received reports of attacks using malware-laden email attachments. The advisory comes one week after multiple DDoS attacks were launched against entertainment industry and US government websites by Anonymous supporters in an operation dubbed OpMegaupload...
January 25, 2012 Added by:Bob Radvanovsky
Curran-Gardner: A contractor for a control systems outsourcing company had accessed one of his customer's systems from a foreign country, only to be confused with a foreign-national actor with malicious intent, but one question still remains: What really happened to the pump?
January 23, 2012 Added by:Headlines
Cyber criminals can damage a victim's computer by changing or deleting files, wiping hard drives, or erasing backups to hide some or all of their malicious activity and tradecraft. The FBI and DHS encourage businesses and individuals to employ these mitigation strategies...
January 19, 2012 Added by:Headlines
“As today’s case demonstrates, our cyber infrastructure is vulnerable not only to cybercriminals and hackers, but also alleged thieves like Bo Zhang who used his position as a contract employee to steal government intellectual property"...
January 18, 2012 Added by:Headlines
Vladimir Zdorovenin and his son engaged in serial cyber crimes in Russia that targeted Americans and wrought havoc with their personal and financial information, using it to make phony purchases and to manipulate stock prices...
January 10, 2012 Added by:Kevin McAleavey
The significant part of the DDOS angle with the GameOver Zeus Trojan attack is that it serves as a diversion while the looting continues, and prevents access to mitigation with the bank until it's too late. That's what motivated the FBI to put out this alert...
January 09, 2012 Added by:Headlines
ICCS 2012 will be an unparalleled opportunity for a first-hand look at critical intelligence on cyber crime and security - including details of real life operations. The conference will include lectures, panel discussions, presentations, exhibitions, and exceptional networking opportunities...
December 14, 2011 Added by:Headlines
"According to the indictment, Poe used a favorite software tool of the Anonymous collective—a Low Orbit Ion Cannon, which is a computer program that is used to send extremely large numbers of “packets” or requests over a network in an attempt to overwhelm a target computer..."
December 01, 2011 Added by:Headlines
"Walker... withdrew money from a line of credit in the name of a trust that held an account at Farmers and Merchants. To cover up the scheme, Walker made interest payments on the money supposedly loaned to the trust. Walker will face a maximum sentence of 30 years in federal prison..."
November 30, 2011 Added by:Headlines
"Essentially it was an ego trip for the hacker because he had control of that city’s systems and he could dump raw sewage into the lake, he could shut down the power plant at the mall – a wide array of things..."