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Content tagged with Advanced Threats posted in February 2015
Gemalto: NSA, GCHQ May Have Been Behind Breaches It Suffered In 2010 And 2011
News  |  2/25/2015  | 
But the 'sophisticated' attacks hit only Gemalto office networks--not 'massive theft' of SIM crypto keys, vendor says, and such an attack, if waged, would only affect 2G networks, not 3G or 4G.
Blackhat, The Movie: Good, Bad & Ridiculous
Commentary  |  2/23/2015  | 
It didnt take home an Oscar, but in some instances Blackhat was right on point. Still, a white-hat hacker with the skills to take out armed opponents?
NSA, GCHQ Theft Of SIM Crypto Keys Raises Fresh Security Concerns
News  |  2/20/2015  | 
Pilfered SIM card encryption keys also could allow the spy agencies to deploy malicious Java applets or to send rogue SMS messages from fake cell towers, experts say.
Our Governments Are Making Us More Vulnerable
Commentary  |  2/19/2015  | 
Stuxnet opened Pandoras box and today state-sponsored cyber security policies continue to put us at risk. Here are three reasons why.
A Look At Sony Wiper In Action
News  |  2/17/2015  | 
Crowdstrike demonstrates how attackers could have destroyed Sony assets and how behavior analysis could combat it.
Researchers Report Details On Arabic-Speaking Cyberespionage Gang
News  |  2/17/2015  | 
Trend Micro and Kaspersky researchers warn of Middle Eastern attack campaigns focused on "perceived enemies of Islam."
Why The USA Hacks
Commentary  |  2/17/2015  | 
The U.S. government views cyberspace as just another theater of war akin to air, land and sea, and it operates in the domain for one basic reason: national defense.
Newly Discovered 'Master' Cyber Espionage Group Trumps Stuxnet
News  |  2/16/2015  | 
The so-called Equation Group epitomizes the goal of persistence in cyber spying--reprogramming hard drives and hacking other targets such as air-gapped computers--and points to possible US connection.
Sony Hack: Poster Child For A New Era Of Cyber Attacks
Commentary  |  2/13/2015  | 
What made the Sony breach unique is the combination of four common tactics into a single orchestrated campaign designed to bend a victim to the will of the attackers.
How Malware Bypasses Our Most Advanced Security Measures
Commentary  |  2/10/2015  | 
We unpack three common attack vectors and five evasion detection techniques.
Nation-State Cyber Espionage, Targeted Attacks Becoming Global Norm
News  |  2/10/2015  | 
New report shows 2014 as the year of China's renewed resiliency in cyber espionage--with Hurricane Panda storming its targets--while Russia, Iran, and North Korea, emerging as major players in hacking for political, nationalistic, and competitive gain.
Why Israel Hacks
Commentary  |  2/5/2015  | 
Israel's tenuous position in the world drives its leaders to stay ahead of its cyber adversaries, chief among them the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Scan Finds 'Ghost' Haunting Critical Business Applications
News  |  2/5/2015  | 
Some 41% of enterprise applications using GNU C Library (glibc) employ the Ghost-ridden 'gethostbyname' function, Veracode discovers.
Report: Russian Hacker Broke Into Sony & Is Still There
News  |  2/4/2015  | 
But can we trust the words of black hat hackers with unclear motives for candor? Either way, report supports credible theory of multiple attackers hitting Sony.
Apple iOS Now Targeted In Massive Cyber Espionage Campaign
News  |  2/4/2015  | 
Attack campaign tied to Russia now zeroing in on mobile user's iPhones, iPads.


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