Mystery traffic redirection attack pulls net traffic through Belarus, Iceland

  There’s something happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear. By John Leyden Posted in Security,  22nd November 2013 13:58 GMT Tons of internet traffic is being deliberately diverted through locations including Belarus and Iceland, and intercepted by crooks or worse, security experts fear. Network intelligence firm Renesys warns that victims including financial institutions, VoIP providers,…

Hardware powering the US Emergency Alert System can be easily tricked into broadcasting bogus apocalyptic warnings from afar

  Emergency alert system easily pwnable after epic ZOMBIE attack prank Private crypto keys found in firmware – where were their BRRAAAIINNNS? By John Leyden Posted in Security, 9th July 2013 10:11 GMT Agentless Backup is Not a Myth Hardware powering the US Emergency Alert System can be easily tricked into broadcasting bogus apocalyptic warnings from…

Your phone may not be spying on you now – BUT it soon will be

  Smash it with a hammer now, it’s the only way to be sure By John Leyden Posted in Security, 24th April 2013 10:04 GMT Free whitepaper – Hands on with Hyper-V 3.0 and virtual machine movement Infosec 2013 Tibetan political campaigners targeted by mysterious smartphone-spying software. Eastern European governments’ mobiles allegedly snooped on by state-sponsored…

Experts doubt Anonymous Mossad spy outing claims are kosher

  Tinker, tailor, soldier, cobblers By John Leyden Posted in Security, 26th March 2013 12:56 GMT Free whitepaper – IT infrastructure monitoring strategies Hacktivists claim to have published leaked data on more than 30,000 Israeli officials, including members of Israel’s Mossad secret service agency. The boast by members of Anonymous follows a denial of service attack…

Bank of America accused of spying on Activist: “Even more amusing is the keyword list that was found, containing trigger words like ‘jihad’ or ‘homosexual’.”

  Anonymous leaks ‘Bank of America secrets’ in spy revenge hack Hacktivists enraged by suggestion financial giant snooped on them By John Leyden Posted in Security, 27th February 2013 16:34 GMT Free whitepaper – IDC Report: Lost in the Cloud? Automate with Cisco Miscreants affiliated with hacking collective Anonymous have dumped online a huge cache of…

Fed confirms but downplays Anonymous Superbowl banker hack

Sod that, Beyoncé is a member of the ILLUMINATI By John Leyden Posted in Security, 6th February 2013 16:03 GMT The US Federal Reserve has admitted that its systems were hacked during Sunday’s Superbowl, a breach that led to the leaking of personal data on hundreds of US banking executives. The breach allowed hacktivist ragtag collective…

Hackers on anti-Egypt spree bury Egyptology journal in the sand

  Bystanders in online war blasted offline By John Leyden Posted in Security, 23rd January 2013 10:57 GMT Free whitepaper – Enabling Datacenter and Cloud Service Management for Mid-Tier Enterprises Hackers waging war against Egyptian websites have forced the closure of Egyptological, a journal on Egyptology. Egyptologist Kate Phizackerley, who published the web periodical with Andrea…

Paging Dr Evil: Philips medical device control kit ‘easily hacked’

  Homeland Security ‘taking an interest’ By John Leyden Posted in Security, 18th January 2013 17:03 GMT Free whitepaper – Enabling Datacenter and Cloud Service Management for Mid-Tier Enterprises Researchers have discovered security problems in management systems used to control X-ray machines and other medical devices. Terry McCorkle and Billy Rios of security start-up Cylance used…

Russian space research org targeted by mystery malware attack

Korean message forum becomes cyber-espionage hub By John Leyden Posted in Security, 12th December 2012 10:03 GMT Free whitepaper – A Paradigm Shift in Digital Asset Storage Security researchers have discovered a targeted attack against Russian hi-tech firm that appears to originate in Korea. The “Sanny” attack* is malware-based and geared towards stealing login information from…