Blog Posts Tagged with "Attacks"

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AttacksTargeting Activists Uses Blackshades Trojan

July 16, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

A new campaign using Blackshades Remote Controller has been discovered via a message sent from a compromised Skype account. This malware gives an attacker the ability to execute arbitrary code on the infected computer. There is no guarantee that the attacker has not installed additional malicious software...

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Stuxnet was Only the Beginning of US Cyberwar Against Iran

July 16, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Almost all cyberattacks are 'to whom it may concern' but Stuxnet was a bullet with someone's name on it. Repeating something like Stuxnet or (computer virus) Flame will be much more difficult... But the defender needs to plug all holes, while the attacker need only find one..."

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Cyber Attacks: Protecting National Infrastructure

July 15, 2012 Added by:Ben Rothke

Protecting “systems and assets, whether physical or virtual, so vital to the United States that the incapacity or destruction of such systems and assets would have a debilitating impact on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination of those matters”...

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Security Factions: Roosters and Owls

July 11, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

We have lobbying going on between two factions and all too often, the roosters are the ones being heard with their cry that the apocalypse is upon us, our water supply has been hacked, our power grid is a spiders thread away from utter collapse and youu my friend, are about to be plunged back into a zombie apocalypse...

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Updates: Rumors of Anonymous Hacking th3j35t3r's Accounts Overblown

July 11, 2012 Added by:ʞɔopuooq ʇuıɐs

About the twitter ‘takeover’. I have to say that was clever. Even though my account wasn’t actually breached per se. The folks behind this latest attempt found an auto-RSS/Email to tweet script that uses the Twitter API and worked out a way to post to my account without actually having any physical access. Kudos...

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NSA Chief: Cyber Presents Opportunities and Challenges

July 11, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“If the critical infrastructure community is being attacked by something, we need them to tell us at network speed... It requires them - the Internet service provider or that company - to tell us that that type of event is going on at this time. And it has to be at network speed if you’re going to stop it...”

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On the Right to Bear Cyber Arms

July 10, 2012 Added by:J. Oquendo

An attacker is decimating my infrastructure. I have purchased and deployed every security technology I can think of. I have contacted law enforcement as a matter of relevance, but I know they will not be able to do much. I have given the service provider two fair warnings. I now fight fire with fire...

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Honeypots Can Help Safeguard Your Information Systems

July 10, 2012 Added by:Brent Huston

Honeypots are simple technology intended to be compromised. There is little or no production traffic going to or from the device, so any time a connection is sent it is most likely a probe, scan, or an attack. Any time a connection is initiated from the honeypot, this most likely means it was compromised...

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Thousands of Sites Hacked with Plesk Zero Day Exploit

July 10, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"What is interesting is that most of our clients always used to be using CMSs (like WordPress, Joomla, etc), but lately we are seeing such a large number of just plain HTML sites getting compromised and when we look deeper, they are always using Plesk..."

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Integration of Mimikatz into Metasploit Stage One

July 10, 2012 Added by:Rob Fuller

One of the powers of Metasploit is its ability to stay memory resident through the use of reflective DLL injection, even keeping new functionalities the attack loads from ever touching disk. I want get to that same level with Mimikatz. Here is my first step to that end: A Railgun based Meterpreter script...

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Detecting Unknown Application Vulnerabilities "In Flight"

July 10, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

While you certainly can use velocity and frequency to detect attacks against a web application, high frequency doesn't always mean an attack or that a vulnerability is present. But, it is a fallacy to assume that a component needs to have a high frequency or velocity to signal targeting by an attacker....

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ICS-CERT: Removable Media Flash Drive Attacks

July 10, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

A shift supervisor was using a portable flash drive for downloading information from an HMI connected to the industrial control systems. Antivirus scanners run on the removable media, the HMI machine, and other systems found the Hamweq virus on the removable media, but the other systems were clean...

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Harvesting Credentials with the Social Engineering Toolkit

July 09, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

The Social Engineering Toolkit included with Backtrack 5 is a great way for penetration testers to see how well their network and users would stand up to Social Engineering attacks. In this tutorial I will demonstrate how SET can be used to set up a realistic looking website to harvest e-mail usernames and passwords...

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How Hacking Can Kill

July 09, 2012 Added by:Edward Jones

Wherever you are on the internet, there’s often a virus lurking around the digital corner. A hacker will always find a new way of getting your data - and turning it into money. And as we found-out last year, hacking has progressed from threatening our data security to potentially threatening our lives...

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How to Add a Local Administrator with the Arduino Leonardo

July 08, 2012 Added by:f8lerror

Security researchers have been using the Teensy for HID attacks. Which really is the way to go if that’s all you want to do. However, if you are like me you want to do other things as well you need something bigger. Enter the Arduino Leonardo board which supports emulating a Human Interface Device out of the box...

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On th3j35t3r's Project Looking Glass

July 05, 2012 Added by:ʞɔopuooq ʇuıɐs

There haven’t been a lot of ‘TANGO DOWNS’ over the last few months. I decided that I should concentrate on targeted intelligence gathering. I needed a way to get the real world identity of ‘the marks’ – be it Anons, Jihadists or forum admins. Over the last few months I have been running ‘Project Looking Glass’...

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