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  • Heartbleed still a critical threat

    29.08.2014

    Cyber attackers have been quick to exploit the Hearbleed OpenSSL bug, to the tune of hundreds of thousand attacks per day in the week after the public revelation of its existence, the statistics shared in the latest quarterly IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence report have shown.

  • Coder tries shaming apps and site owners into using HTTPS

    19.08.2014

    How can we force website owners and software developers to start using HTTPS? Coder Tony Webster believes shaming might be the right answer.

  • Five steps to take to protect your passwords

    08.08.2014

    A report issued this week claimed that a Russian cybercrime group stole 1.2 billion usernames and passwords from 420,000 websites.

  • CrowdStrike launches Intelligence Exchange Program

    06.08.2014

    At Black Hat, CrowdStrike announced the launch of the CrowdStrike Intelligence Exchange Program (CSIX).

  • DDoS attack volumes plummet as NTP servers got patched

    05.08.2014

    Wise to attackers’ exploitation of the Network Time Protocol (NTP) vulnerability to create distributed reflection denial of service (DrDoS) attacks, information security executives thwarted these types of amplified assaults by patching weaknesses or making upgrades in their systems associated with the protocol, causing an 86 percent drop in the peak bit volume of NTP DrDoS attacks to 59 gigabits per second (Gbps) in Q2 2014.




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Operation Pawn Storm: Varied targets and attack vectors, next-level spear-phishing tactics

Posted on 23 October 2014.  |  Targets of the spear phishing emails included staff at the Ministry of Defense in France, in the Vatican Embassy in Iraq, military officials from a number of countries, and more.


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