Browsing Author: Paul Roberts

Defense Contractor Northrop Grumman Hiring For Offensive Cyber Ops

Defense giant Northrop Grumman is hiring software engineers to help it carry out “offensive cyberspace operations,” according to a recent job posting.

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Report: Strategic Web Compromises Behind Recent Hack of Amnesty, Others

A recent string of Web site hacks at Amnesty International and other NGOs are evidence of a campaign of cyber espionage directed against human rights orgnaizations, according to a report from The Shadowserver Foundation.

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Like Those Wikipedia Ads? They Mean You’re Infected With Malware!

Categories: Malware, Web Security

The Wikimedia Foundation is warning its millions of visitors that if they’re seeing ads appearing on any of the Foundation’s Web sites, then their computer is probably infected with malware. 

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DHS Warns About Threat Of Mobile Devices In Healthcare

In a bulletin, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is warning healthcare organizations about the threat posed by insecure, network attached medical devices and the proliferation of smart phones, tablet PCs and other mobile devices in medical settings.

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Hijacked Web Sites Among The Most Visited On Google’s Black List

Legitimate Web sites that have been hijacked and used to serve malicious content greately outnumber malicious sites on a list of the most-trafficked sites on Google’s blacklist, according to analysis by security firm Zscaler. 

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Spammers Targeting Pinterest Using Point-And-Click Tools

Spammers have jumped on the latest social media craze: the photo sharing site Pinterest. And they’re being helped out by new, automated spam toolkits designed to exploit the fast growing new social network.

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Cyber Security Index Highlights Political Threats, Business Partner Risk

The first annual Index of Cyber Security finds that senior security officers are more concerned than at this time last year about the risk of cyber attack and other online risks, with concerns about ideologically-motivated hacktivists and the threats posed by business partners and other “counter parties” topping the list.

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CERT Warns On Critical Hole In SCADA Software By Italian Firm Progea

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin on Thursday warning readers about a previously undisclosed, critical vulnerability in Movicon 11, a product used to manage critical infrastructure including the manufacturing, energy and water sectors.

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U.S. Cyber Command Using Classified Intel To Scare CEOs To Action

The U.S.’s Cyber Command is using special, classified briefings with private sector CEOs to scare them into greater vigilance about the threat of cyber attacks, according to an NPR report.

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CERT Warns Of Cyber Threats To Gas Pipelines

The Department of Homeland Security said it is investigating a string of cyber intrusions targeting companies that operate national gas pipelines in the U.S.

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