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Criminals hack 300,000 home routers as part of mystery 'pharming' attack  04 March 2014 
Source: TechWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Criminals have quietly compromised 300,000 consumer and small office routers as part of a newly-discovered global DNS redirection campaign, independent US research outfit Team Cymru has discovered.
 
To build the best defense, know which attack is which  28 February 2014 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
As you mount your defense against the bad guys, it's important to make the distinction between the two major types of attack: the initial compromise and movement.
 
Was the iOS SSL Flaw Deliberate?  27 February 2014 
Source: Schneier on Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Last October, I speculated on the best ways to go about designing and implementing a software backdoor. I suggested three characteristics of a good backdoor: low chance of discovery, high deniability if discovered, and minimal conspiracy to implement.
 
Azazel – Userland Anti-debugging & Anti-detection Rootkit  18 February 2014 
Source: Darknet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Azazel is a userland rootkit written in C based off of the original LD_PRELOAD technique from Jynx rootkit. It is more robust and has additional features, and focuses heavily around anti-debugging and anti-detection. Features include log cleaning, pcap subversion, and more.
 
Can a hacker use a brute-force attack to steal an online password?  17 February 2014 
Source: PC World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Harish Kumar asked if a brute force attack--which tries random text strings until one turns out to be your password—would work on major websites. “Will Facebook allow millions of failed attempts?”
 
Record-breaking DDoS attack in Europe hits 400Gbps  13 February 2014 
Source: CNET - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A massive distributed-denial-of-service attack Monday reached more than 400Gbps at its peak, about 33 percent greater than last year's Spamhaus attack, the previous DDoS record-holder.
 
Snowden documents show British digital spies use viruses and 'honey traps'  10 February 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
At the start of this week, documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden detailed DDOS attacks on chatrooms by a British online intelligence unit dubbed the Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group (JTRIG). Now he has released a new trove showing that JTRIG is about much more than purely online annoyances.
 
Hackers use a trick to deliver Zeus banking malware  03 February 2014 
Source: TechWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Zeus is encrypted and contained in an ".enc" file, which security products allow through, according to Malcovery Security
 
Data centres now 'magnets' for DDoS attacks, says Arbor report  28 January 2014 
Source: TechWorld - Posted by Alex   
Data centres have become “magnets” for DDoS attacks with many recording a marked rise in incidents during 2013, Arbor Networks’ latest Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report has found.
 
How Target’s Point-of-Sale System May Have Been Hacked  16 January 2014 
Source: Tripwire - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Target has not revealed much regarding how their massive data breach occurred. To date they have disclosed the breach included 40 million credit cards and 70 million personal records. Target has only stated that the point-of-sale systems were compromised by malware.
 
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