Symantec researchers have confirmed the findings of their colleagues at F-Secure, who have been monitoring the spreading of the Havex malware family, and have put them in a larger context, tying them to the activities of a hacking group they dubbed Dragonfly.
Yesterday, for the first time ever, the US Justice Department filed criminal charges against known state actors for hacking, as it accused five Chinese military hackers of cyber espionage against US firms.
A grand jury in the Western District of Pennsylvania indicted five Chinese military hackers for computer hacking, economic espionage and other offenses directed at six American victims in the US nuclear power, metals and solar products industries.
ThreatTrack Security published a study that looks at the security vulnerabilities of two industries most often targeted by cybercrime: energy and financial services.
Given that Microsoft has closed the Internet Explorer 0-day vulnerability that was exploited to compromise US-based defense and financial firms, the Sourcefire vulnerability research team has decided to share some more details about the exploit.