A report from Alien Vault says that variants of the Sykipot Trojan have been found that can steal DOD smartcard credentials.
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The targeted attack that exploited a previously unknown vulnerability in Adobe’s Reader application last month was extremely focused on defense industrial base firms, and affected just a handful of systems, according to a company spokesman.
The website of Texas-based security and intelligence think tank, Stratfor, is back online with a newly designed site today after being hacked by the Anonymous Internet collective on December 25.
Long content to talk about the “what” behind cyber crime, the nation’s top computer security cops descended on New York City this week for the FBI’s International Conference on Cyber Crime ready to talk about “who.” But while discussions of tools and techniques for identifying criminal actors online dominate the schedule, cyber security experts say law enforcement still has a long way to go.
Governments in some countries have not been shy about trying to block their citizens from using the Tor network to access censored or sensitive Web content. The Chinese government has become quite proficient at this, and a recent analysis of the methods the country is using to accomplish this shows that officials are able to identify Tor connections in near real-time and shut them off basically at will.
Documents purportedly lifted from Indian government servers contain explosive allegations: that leading Western firms including Apple Corp., Research in Motion and Nokia provided the government with secret access to mobile devices their mobile operating systems- access that the Indian government then used to spy on official, high-level conversations about trade relations between the U.S. and China.
A few days after MIcrosoft released a patch to fix a vulnerability in ASP.NET that could enable a denial-of-service attack, someone has released exploit code for the vulnerability.
Israeli authorities are investigating a cyber attack Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon described as being akin to a “terrorist operation.”
A twitter user operating under the handle @s3rver_exe (s3rver.exe) claims to have hacked into and defaced the website and Facebook page of Sony Pictures.
For the second time this week, Pastebin.com on Thursday found itself hit by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. The site was previously taken offline for a portion of the day on Tuesday, though no motives or culprits for that attack have been named yet.