If they publicly say they can decrypt alqaeda messages, maybe truly they can’t. Details emerge about talk between al Qaeda leaders
It was dubbed DarkSeoul, not because Seoul is a dark city , instead for the reason that this malicious software was targeting South Korea assets. This malware has infected many corporations, searching machines for credentials with root access to servers. The US-CERT has released a document describing this attack in detail.
Weeks ago Microsoft announced it has successfully disrupted the citadel malware. This malware has been designed to steal banking credentials by capturing keystrokes , video or snapshots(Interesting). It contains the full source code of Zeus Trojan. Instructions of how to remove this crimekit with Microsoft Safety Scanner are explained in the HKCERT .
After restarting my computer today, It reset the time automatically to an outdated one. Eager I was to check my Gmail and Facebook account, while entering the URL in the browser I got the following errors : The certificate will not be valid until 5/18/12 3:00 AM. The current time is 1/1/01 8:44 PM. (ErrorContinue reading “Computer Time and Digital certificate”
Anonymous has promised to attack a set of target in America on May, 07 2013. According to the post on pastebin, among the target there are NSA, pentagone, White house… It might be a DDOS attack. https://blog.avast.com/2013/05/02/massive-u-s-cyberattack-planned-by-anonymous/
The site of the USA department of labor has been hacked, redirecting users and distributing malicious code. The intruders were able to disable certain antivirus vendor such as Avira and Avast if installed in the target computers. To Bypass this, just keep your antivirus up to date. http://labs.alienvault.com/labs/index.php/2013/u-s-department-of-labor-website-hacked-and-redirecting-to-malicious-code/
Denial of service is an attack that makes inaccessible applications and services by exhausting computing resources such as CPU and memory. A nice shot on how to report such attack can be read here
Businesses are using the latest protection for their Infrastructure but are still facing threats. Once the breach has been discovered there are many steps to follow in order to keep the continuity of the operations, this process is called Incident response. Incident response is the set of actions and rules to follow in front ofContinue reading “A Standard for Incident response”
The security community has been tuned this week with the discovery of a new malware, Flame. It is a cyber weapon from the same family with Stuxnet and Duqu. Flame is a backdoor with 3000 lines of codes making it too difficult to be analyzed. It is a backdoor , a Trojan with worm capabilities.Continue reading “A small Look at FLAME , SKYWIPER”