Tag: infrastructure

Android Malware Steals Bank Data From Your Phone

Android Malware Steals Bank Data From Your Phone

| December 14, 2012 | 7 Replies

Lucian Constantin PC World   Several malicious Android apps designed to steal mobile transaction authentication numbers (mTANs) sent by banks to their customers over SMS (Short Message Service) were found on Google Play by researchers from antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab. The Android malware apps were created by a gang that uses a variant of the […]

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Criminals Targeting Holiday Shoppers With Dexter Malware

Criminals Targeting Holiday Shoppers With Dexter Malware

| December 14, 2012 | 2 Replies

Chris Dougherty Virtual Threat Contributing Writer   As the Christmas season and holiday shopping hits full swing, cyber criminals are using sophisticated attacks to steal your money and credit card data. The latest scheme infects cash register machines with a malicious piece of software called Dexter malware. Seculert, an Israeli security firm, has identified a […]

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United States Officials Warned of ‘Cyber 9/11’ Cyber Attack

United States Officials Warned of ‘Cyber 9/11’ Cyber Attack

| December 13, 2012 | 1 Reply

Cynthia Hodges The Examiner   Former director of the National Security Agency (NSA), John “Mike” McConnell said that United States officials have already been warned about a huge potential cyber attack that could have a tremendous negative impact on the country. In an interview with the Financial Times on Sunday, McConnell said the warnings should […]

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European Smart Power Grid Targeted By Cyber Attack

European Smart Power Grid Targeted By Cyber Attack

| December 12, 2012 | 1 Reply

Arthur Neslen EurActiv.com   A German power utility specialising in renewable energy was hit by a serious cyber attack two weeks ago that lasted five days, knocking its internet communications systems offline, in the first confirmed digital assault against a European grid operator. “It was a DOS (‘Denial Of Service’) attack with a botnet behind […]

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Silent Attackers Are Hacking Smart TVs

Silent Attackers Are Hacking Smart TVs

| November 19, 2012 | 10 Replies

Darlene Storm Computerworld   Hacking Smart TVs? Can you imagine your “smart” TV being targeted by a zero-day exploit, becoming part of a botnet, or being used to conduct espionage? How about if the TV manufacturer, an attacker, or even the CIA were to hijack the video camera in the TV? Suddenly, as you watch TV in […]

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Benefits of Training and Awareness for Disaster Recovery Planning

Benefits of Training and Awareness for Disaster Recovery Planning

| November 5, 2012 | Reply

Oscar Atkinson VirtualThreat Guest Writer   Data centers are vital components for many of today’s companies, especially when it comes to disaster recovery planning. Within these data centers, companies can deploy sensitive equipment, such as servers and large-scale storage devices. These facilities also offer data backup features that can be beneficial during the recovery process […]

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Five Week Financial Cyber Attack Against Largest US Banks Continues

Five Week Financial Cyber Attack Against Largest US Banks Continues

| October 19, 2012 | 4 Replies

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   For five weeks now some of the largest banks in the United States, including HSBC, Capitol One and BB&T, have been under a sustained cyber attack from unidentified hackers. The attackers are using denial of service (DOS) attacks to cripple access to the banks’ websites.  In a phone interview […]

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Hacked Iranian Nuclear Plants Play Heavy Metal Music by AC/DC

Hacked Iranian Nuclear Plants Play Heavy Metal Music by AC/DC

| October 13, 2012 | 3 Replies

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Hacked Iranian Nuclear Plants Play Heavy Metal Music by AC/DC. It seems the Iranian government has been busy retaliating after a barrage of recent cyber attacks targeting the computers within the country’s nuclear program.  First there was Stuxnet, a malicious piece of malware that targeted the actual control systems […]

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6 Real Hacker Attacks Straight Out of the Movies

6 Real Hacker Attacks Straight Out of the Movies

| October 13, 2012 | 1 Reply

Danny Vittore Cracked.com   Hacker attacks: Hollywood thinks that computers run on black magic and hackers are wizards. In movies, computers can blow up houses, shut down highways, release plagues and make Matthew Lillard appealing to women. However, our collective groaning about how laughably unrealistic these movies are may have been premature, because sometimes the real […]

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Iran Cyberattacks Target Persian Gulf Gas and Oil Companies

Iran Cyberattacks Target Persian Gulf Gas and Oil Companies

| October 13, 2012 | Reply

CBS News   Iran Cyberattacks Target Persian Gulf . A former U.S. government official says American authorities firmly believe that Iranian hackers, likely supported by the Tehran government, were responsible for recent cyberattacks against oil and gas companies in the Persian Gulf and that they appeared to be in retaliation for the latest round of U.S. […]

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