When Ralph Langner, an independent security researcher, presented his analysis of specialized code used by the Stuxnet worm to an audience of his peers at the S4 Conference in Miami last month, it was a chance to get down in the weeks with one of the world’s top experts on Stuxnet and threats to industrial control system.
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Forget about data stealing trojans. Unidentified thieves got a hold of top secret plans for a joint French-British drone aircraft project the old fashioned way: by snatching an executive’s briefcase at a Paris train station.
Researchers are warning about a flaw in the Domain Name System (DNS) that could allow attackers to keep a malicious domain alive and accessible, despite efforts to remove it.
The Websites of the NASDAQ and BATS stock exchanges as well as the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) were knocked offline for parts of Monday and Tuesday after coming under a sustained online attack by a group with links to Anonymous.
Security researchers made good on a promise to release new exploits for programmable logic controllers (PLCs). The exploits include one targeting a flaw in the implementation of the EtherNet/IP (Industrial Protocol) used in many IP-enabled PLCs. The security hole, if left unaddressed, could enable a remote attacker to crash or unexpectedly reboot the devices, which are critical components of almost every industrial – and critical infrastructure installation.
Cybercriminals continue targeting customers of Stratfor, the well-known, Texas-based security and policy think-tank hacked by Anonymous on Christmas, according to a TechNet report.
Adobe issued two security bulletins on Tuesday, fixing a critical security vulnerabilities in Shockwave Player, and another affecting its RoboHelp authoring product.
The Web site of information leak site Cryptome was compromised earlier this month and infected with the Blackhole exploit kit, according to documents posted on the site.
The Russian software company, ElcomSoft, has developed a tool capable of recovering iWork passwords from Apple Numbers, Pages, and Keynote applications. According to ElcomSoft, ‘Distributed Password Recovery’ is the first commercially available tool with this capacity.
Members of an online hacking group that calls itself SwaggSec say they hacked systems belonging to Chinese electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn and made off with login credentials belonging to some of the company’s biggest clients. Foxconn has declined to comment.