Cyber Espionage

2013 eBook on cyber espionage

2013 eBook on cyber espionage

Nation-states can now skip over costly and time-consuming R&D by stealing corporate and government data and turning that information into a competitive advantage.

Chevron confirms 2010 Stuxnet hit

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The oil giant confirms that Stuxnet infected its network back in 2010, when the malware was first discovered - making Chevron the first U.S. company to admit it was struck by the virus.

HP asks researcher not to reveal router bugs at ToorCon

Kurt Grutzmacher was planning to disclose and demo vulnerabilities in the networking products from Huawei and H3C, a subsidiary of HP.

After Flame and Gauss strike, MiniFlame takes aim

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Already famous for their sophistication, Flame and Gauss malware have yielded a new develompent. Dubbed MiniFlame, the component is deployed after Flame and Gauss already are installed on targeted machines.

New espionage campaign tied to RSA breach, GhostNet attacks

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Dell SecureWorks researchers believe recent attacks targeting oil and energy companies in various countries are connected to cyber criminals behind RSA's breach and the GhostNet esionage campaign.

Flame is lame? Not so much.

Flame is lame? Not so much.

Flame's cryptofunctionality silenced all the haters, says F-Secure's Mikko Hyppönen.

News briefs: Breaking security news from the Cybersecurity Act to Gauss

News briefs: Breaking security news from the Cybersecurity Act to Gauss

The Cybersecurity Act of 2012 was defeated in the Senate, FinFisher spyware analyzed, nation-state-created espionage malware Gauss, and other breaking security news

Preparing for a post-Flame world

Preparing for a post-Flame world

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The latest evidence of cyber espionage weaponry could be a harbinger of nation-state assaults to come.

News briefs: Flame, Stuxnet, breach at LinkedIn and other security news

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Flame, Stuxnet, breach at LinkedIn and other security news

The Flame virus is the "Threat of the Month"

The Flame virus is the "Threat of the Month"

Flame, aka Skywiper, is a sophisticated tool used to locate and steal data accessible from the infected computer. The malware uses multiple exploits to propagate and is highly configurable.

Flame virus: Too hot to handle?

Flame virus: Too hot to handle?

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While the characteristics of the spy virus are important to note, the question is why it went undetected for so long.

W32/Flamer detection failure: The real lesson

W32/Flamer detection failure: The real lesson

Does the fact that the Flame malware stayed below the radar for so long prove that signature detection is dead?

The Flame virus: Implications versus speculation

The Flame virus: Implications versus speculation

While the investigation is just beginning into the massive espionage toolkit known as Flame, which has targeted computers, mainly in Iran, it is important to consider the consequences of this malware.

On CISPA: Threat info sharing shouldn't be a spy project

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Private and public sectors must take seriously the need to share threat data to prevent cyber attacks, but a heavy-handed approach like CISPA places us at far greater risk as a country.

Cyber Warfare: The next Cold War

Cyber Warfare: The next Cold War

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Much of the breach conversation over the past year has been devoted to so-called hacktivists. But nation-state adversaries, bent on looting organizations of intellectual property, are another breed entirely.

Tightening the fed's belt: Government Roundtable

Tightening the fed's belt: Government Roundtable

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At a recent SC Magazine Roundtable, gov't security pros bemoaned the difficulty in obtaining resources. But instead of crying over spilled milk, they traded ideas for mitigating risk in a down economy.

Cyber espionage

Cyber espionage

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Instead of spending billions of dollars to supply massive armies, today's adversaries hire code-writers to create attacks that run autonomously for years with little or no human intervention.

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