Browsing Author: Paul Roberts

Most of What You’ve Read About DNSChanger Is Wrong. Here’s How.

If you’ve been scanning the headlines or watching the evening news, you may have heard that tens of thousands of Internet users in the U.S. – hundreds of thousands around the world – will be cut off from the Internet on Monday, July 9, after servers set up at the bequest of the U.S. government go dark. That’s bad, right? Well, maybe not.

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Startup CrowdStrike Launches Crowd-Sourced Platform for Malware Analysis

Categories: Malware, Vulnerabilities

Venture funded startup CrowdStrike has launched a new platform that will allow security researchers to work collaboratively to reverse engineer and analyze malicious code.

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Dalai Lama’s Birthday Used As Bait In Targeted Attacks

Followers and supporters of Tibetan Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama were the targets of an e-mail borne attack that used news of the spiritual leader’s birthday to trick recipients into installing a surreptitious monitoring program on their computers.

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Report: Wireless Hacking Suspected In Air Raid Siren Miscues

UPDATE: Residents in two Illinois communities are settling their nerves after civil defense sirens blared for around 30 minutes last Saturday – an incident that authorities say may be the result of hacking. 

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An Unhappy Birthday For Uncle Sam On Cyber Security

Here’s the good news on America’s birthday: the last year has seen the U.S. emerge as an undisputed global leader in the use of offensive cyber operations. Averting another “Sputnik” moment, the nation’s longest running and most successful democracy blazed new trails in non-kinetic warfare, effectively ending speculation that the world’s lone superpower was asleep at the wheel as nations like China and Russia dashed ahead in the cyber realm. Now for the bad news: we’re screwed.

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New Version of Sykipot Trojan Linked To Targeted Attacks On Aerospace Industry

A new version of the Sykipot Trojan is being pushed to unsuspecting users in a wave of online attacks, including targeted attacks on attendees of an international aerospace conference, according to researchers at the security firm AlienVault.

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Report: TeamP0ison Hacker “TriCk” Pleads Guilty For Hacking Tony Blair’s E-mail

TeamP0ison hacker and newly minted 18 year-old Junaid Hussain of Birmingham, England – a.k.a “TriCk” pleaded guilty last week to hacking charges for a string of attacks on some of the U.K.’s leading political figures, including former Prime Minister Tony Blair, according to a published report in The Sun.

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U.S. Congress Hears Of Growing Cyber Espionage Threat To U.S.

Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Homeland Security Committee painted a grim picture about the problem of cyber espionage against U.S. companies and interests.

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Assange’s Asylum In The Balance, Researcher Warns Ecuador’s Deliberations Are Vulnerable To Online Snooping

With Wikileaks founder Julian Assange anxiously awaiting word from the government of Ecuador on his request for political asylum, a security researcher warns that the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is handling the Assange asylum request, is using a video conferencing system that is vulnerable to online snooping.

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