French manufacturer LaCie admits data breah

LaCie is a french manufacturer of  hard drive. It was a victim of a security breach and obviously sent notifications to customers about the incident . The breach was detected by the FBI on March 19,2014 which forwarded the alarm. A malware was used to gain access to customer’s transactions made between March 27,2013 andContinue reading “French manufacturer LaCie admits data breah”

Ukraine , target of Snake or Uroburo malware

A dangerous cyber weapon has infected many computers in Ukraine in 2014. It is a spyware designed to steal sensitive secret information from high potential networks . Experts believe that this rootkit has been undetected for more than three years. Due to the complexity and the estimated high cost of this malware, G Data theContinue reading “Ukraine , target of Snake or Uroburo malware”

Kaspersky uncovered Mask malware

A big cyber espionage has been uncovered by Kaspersky Lab. A multiplatform malware named Mask (Aka Careto) was used to target victims since 2007. It was a real nation-state spying tool. Infections have been observed in many countries among those France, Germany, Morocco, United States and Venezuela… The detection name to look for is Trojan.Win32/Win64.Careto.*Continue reading “Kaspersky uncovered Mask malware”

Updated Standard

The new ISO 27001:2013 has been released as well as ISO 27002:2013. The ISO 27001:2013 contents the following topics : 0 Introduction 1 Scope – states what the standard is about 2 Normative references 3 Terms and definitions 4 Context of the organisation – The old section 4 risk assessment component, now more aligned withContinue reading “Updated Standard”

International Atomic Energy Agency hits by an unknown malware

The computers of the IAEA have been infected by a malware.The nuclear agency holds sensitive information from many European states and is an active actor in the fight against Nuclear weapons. It appears that the malicious software once installed was able to transfer information from USB drive of any visitors to the office in Vienna.Continue reading “International Atomic Energy Agency hits by an unknown malware”

Hackers targeted Finland for years

Finland has been a target of a cyber espionage for years. The minister of foreign affairs Erkki Tuomioja has admitted : ”I can confirm there has been a severe and large hacking in the ministry’s data network.” The intrusion has not been discovered by the finns themselves, but by another agency reporting to CERT-FI . The maliciousContinue reading “Hackers targeted Finland for years”

Avira Antivirus Site hacked…

The German software company is experiencing an intrusion. The web page has been hacked by palestinian hackers called KDMS as seen in the picture below.  The two messages put by the attacker does still remain, the first message :” Long live Palestine” and the second message ” There is no full security”. Let see howContinue reading “Avira Antivirus Site hacked…”

Fighting Cybercrime

Microsoft Digital crime unit has introduced a cloud based technology to help organizations worldwide to fight against malware. It is a technology called Windows Azure-based Cyber Threat Intelligence Program (C-TIP) that will allow the interested parties to share information on real time. But Microsoft advises to use the Malicious Software Removal Tool to clean infectedContinue reading “Fighting Cybercrime”