Experts don’t know where it came from, and aren’t quite sure what it does.
But they do know this: a newly-uncovered cybersecurity threat appears to have been designed by a government, and is “groundbreaking and almost peerless.”
China recently hacked into U.S. weather and satellite systems, forcing cybersecurity teams to seal off vital data, officials said Wednesday. (more…)
Update 11/10/14 : Hacker news reporting Operation Onymous has led to take-down of more than “410 hidden services” that sell illegal goods and services from drugs to murder-for-hire assassins by masking their identities using the Tor encryption network. The article also goes on to report this is the largest operation in history of Law Enforcement against the DarkNet. Full Article can be found here.
Update at 4:00 p.m. ET: At least two more sites were also seized. Read the full accounting of what we know about the operation so far.
A year after the Silk Road 2 came online promising to revive the Dark Web drug trade following its predecessor’s seizure by the FBI, the sequel has suffered the same fate.
Trend Micro Incorporated, has released its annual security predictions report, “Trend Micro Security Predictions for 2015 and Beyond: The Invisible Becomes Visible,” and the company’s threat defense experts are highlighting the report’s forecast that targeted attacks will become rampant from more countries as hackers from the usual suspects have found success targeting victims around the world. Additionally, the report breaks downs seven other cybersecurity threat predictions for 2015 including banks and payment systems.
A secret and scrappy court battle that Yahoo launched to resist the NSA’s PRISM spy program came to an end in 2008 because the Feds threatened the internet giant with a massive $250,000 a day fine if it didn’t comply.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 3, 2014 — Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications, today released, through the company’s Prolexic Security Engineering & Research Team (PLXsert), a new cybersecurity threat advisory. The advisory alerts enterprises to a high-risk threat of IptabLes and IptabLex infections on Linux systems. Malicious actors may use infected Linux systems to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against the entertainment industry and other verticals. The advisory is available for download from Prolexic (now part of Akamai) at www.prolexic.com/iptablex. (more…)
Evgeniy Bogachev, said to be known as “lucky12345″ and “slavik”, is accused of being involved in attacks on more than a million computers. (more…)
Cryptolocker is back in the headlines, thanks to a coordinated effort to take down the computers and criminals that run the notorious “ransomware”. But what is it? And how can you fight it? (more…)
WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world that allows the United States to conduct surveillance on those machines and can also create a digital highway for launching cyberattacks.