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2014 Year in Review

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 10:00
Mike Mimoso and Dennis Fisher look back on the crazy year that was in security, including the big Internet-wide bugs such as Heartbleed and Shellshock, the Home Depot and Sony breaches and what lessons we learned in 2014.

SoakSoak Malware Campaign Evolves

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 10:00
The attackers behind the SoakSoak malware campaign are continuing to modify their tactics and have infected a new group of Web sites. The Javascript code that the attackers target with the malware has also changed. Last week, Google took the step of blacklisting thousands of sites that had been infected by SoakSoak. The malware is targeting WordPress […]

North Korea Internet Restored Amid ‘Proportional Response’ Speculation

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 09:06
North Korea's Internet connectivity resumed last night after a 10-hour outage amid speculation the country was under a U.S.-sponsored DDoS attack in retaliation for the Sony hack.

2014: A Specious Odyssey

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 08:00
The wonderful and terrifying thing about the security world is that things never stay calm for long. As soon as you think you have a chance to catch your breath, someone breaks something and it's time to scramble again. In 2014, those small moments of downtime were hard to come by.

Staples Confirms 1.2 Million Cards Lost in Breach

Threatpost for B2B - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 15:04
Staples confirmed that it lost close to 1.2 million payment cards in a data breach lasting close to six months and affecting 115 locations in 35 states.

DHS Releases Destover Wiper Malware Indicators of Compromise

Threatpost for B2B - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 12:43
A US-CERT advisory describes the malware used in the destructive Sony hack, including indicators of compromise and command and control server IP addresses.

Tor Project Warns of Possible Upcoming Attack on Network

Threatpost for B2B - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 10:27
The Tor Project is warning that an unnamed attacker is planning to try to cripple the network by seizing directory authorities, the servers that help Tor clients find Tor relays in the network.

How I Got Here: Andrew Jaquith

Threatpost for B2B - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 09:25
Dennis Fisher talks with Andrew Jaquith of SilverSky about his days running networks in the transportation industry, being there at the birth of @stake during his time at Cambridge Technology Partners, helping to kickstart the security metrics movement and what's next for him.

FBI Officially Blames North Korea in Sony Hacks

Threatpost for B2B - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 13:44
The FBI has officially stated that North Korea is in fact responsible for the recent cyberattack targeting Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Exploits Circulating for Remote Code Execution Flaws in NTP Protocol

Threatpost for B2B - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 13:33
Researchers at Google have uncovered several serious vulnerabilities in the Network Time Protocol and experts warn that there are exploits publicly available for some of the bugs. The vulnerabilities are present in all versions of NTP prior to 4.2.8 and include several buffer overflows that are remotely exploitable. The NTP is a protocol that’s used […]

GitHub Fixes Critical Vulnerability, Urges Users to Update Immediately

Threatpost for B2B - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:37
GitHub is encouraging Mac and Windows users to immediately install an update that resolves a serious arbitrary code execution vulnerability.

Dave Aitel on the Sony Hack

Threatpost for B2B - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:58
Dennis Fisher and security expert Dave Aitel discuss the Sony hack and why it makes sense for North Korea to be responsible for it.
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