Browsing Category: Social Engineering

Black Energy Tool Used in Citigroup Hack

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is probing a computer-security
breach targeting Citigroup Inc. that resulted in a theft of tens of
millions of dollars by computer hackers who appear linked to a Russian
cyber gang, according to government officials. Read the full article. [Wall Street Journal]


Botnets Targeting Full Spectrum of Servers

[img_assist|nid=2328|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Web servers, FTP servers, and even SSL servers
are becoming prime targets for botnet operators, not as command and
control servers or as pure zombies, but more as a place to host their
malicious code and files, or in some cases to execute high-powered spam
runs. Read the full article. [Dark Reading]


Google Doodle Caught in Malware Scams

[img_assist|nid=2304|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]On Tuesday, clicking on the illustration on Google’s front page commemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Esperanto’s creator L. L. Zamenhof, generated an awful lot of malicious search results — taking visitors to dodgy advertisements or pages that tried to trick visitors into thinking their computers were infected and paying for fake antivirus software. Read the full article. [Computerworld]