Archive for May, 2012


The world is abuzz this week with some flaming malware – well “Flame” is the family name if you want to be precise. The malware package itself is considerably larger than what you’ll typically bump into on average, but the interest it is garnering with the media and antivirus vendors has more to do with the kinds of victims that have sprung up – victims mostly in the Middle East, including Iran – and a couple of vendors claiming the malware as being related to Stuxnet and Duku.

See on blog.damballa.com

This highly-targeted spyware code was developed for the sole purpose of collecting keyword search combinations entered by infected victims who visit online banking, retail, webmail and web portal websites, primarily in Japan and Korea.

See on blogs.rsa.com


Iran says it has developed tools that can defend against and remove the sophisticated cyber attack tool known as Flame.
See on bbc.co.uk

In this IBM® Redbook®,  several Defense in Depth architectures utilising IBM Security Solutions for Network, Server and Endpoint are detailed to effectively counter today’s blended threats and attacks.  Two typical customer scenarios are detailed in which the customer’s requirements are addressed by identifying the corresponding IBM service and software products.

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Unrivalled functionality and simplicity combine to provide a highly configurable solution for assessing, auditing and enhancing the recognition and response capabilities of network based intrusion detection and prevention systems. 

See on www.idappcom.com

The primary motivator of malware authors and distributors today is simple: money. The more websites and computers the criminals infect, the more cash they make. To maximize infection rates and profits, the bad guys need to escape detection for as long as possible.

See on www.stopthehacker.com

Today’s big news is that researchers have found proof of Chinese manufacturers putting backdoors in American chips that the military uses. This is false. While they did find a backdoor in a popular FPGA chip, there is no evidence the Chinese put it there, or even that it was intentionally malicious.

See on erratasec.blogspot.fr

Variously dubbed Flame, Skywiper and Flamer, the newly identified virus is the largest and possibly most complex piece of malware ever discovered.

See on www.washingtonpost.com

Flamer (aka Flame aka Skywiper) is a massive, complex piece of malware, used for information gathering and espionage.

The malware is most likely created by a western intelligence agency or military. It has infected computers in Iran, Lebanon, Syria, Sudan and elsewhere.

See on www.f-secure.com

Hack In Paris

Intrusion attempts are more and more frequent and sophisticated, regardless of their targets (states or corporations).
It’s in this context that international hacking events are multiplying. A few events take place in France, but until now, no one had covered hacking practices with a technical approach including both professional training and information aspects.

See on www.hackinparis.com