Kaspersky Lab experts tracking the activity of the Winnti group have discovered an active threat based on a 2006 bootkit installer. The threat, which Kaspersky Lab has called “HDRoot” after the original tool’s name “HDD Rootkit”, is a universal platform for a sustainable and persistent appearance in a targeted system, which can be used as a foothold for any arbitrary tool. 547 more words
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Atlanta’s BitPay, a Bitcoin processor, suffered losses of 5000 Bitcoins, nearly USD $1.8 million due to a spear-phishing attack instigated by a hacker, court documents revealed. 479 more words
US officials have laid the blame for an attack against the Pentagon’s Joint Chiefs of Staff unclassified email system firmly on Russia’s doorstep.
Explaining how the second… 501 more words
Public record of the Epsilon breach was fairly obfuscated when it initially took place, and only recently did details about the incident surface: http://krebsonsecurity.com/tag/epsilon-breach/
While we can’t attest to the value of every step taken prior or during the breach, the available information suggests that Epsilon suffered from weak deterrents, preventatives, and technical controls, but excelled at building fault tolerance through strong governance. 325 more words
As with many other people in the cybersecurity world, ThreatSTOP received notification today about a spear phishing campaign using some of the zero day vulnerabilities leaked from “Hackinged Team” at the beginning of the month. 107 more words