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Microsoft Plans to Disable SSLv3 in IE, All Online Services

Threatpost for B2B - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:56
Microsoft is planning to disable support for the weak SSLv3 protocol in Internet Explorer at some undetermined point in the future, and also will remove support for it in the company’s online services soon. The security and utility of SSLv3 has been an issue for a long time, but it came into sharper focus earlier […]

Microsoft Warns of Crowti Ransomware

Threatpost for B2B - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:20
Researchers with Microsoft have spotted a spike in Crowti, a ransomware similar to Cryptolocker that encrypts files on victims’ machines and then asks for payment to unlock them.

Facebook Open Sources Host Monitoring Tool, Increases Internet Defense Prize

Threatpost for B2B - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:00
Facebook announced that it has released a host monitoring tool it developed to open source, and that it will increase its Internet Defense Prize payouts to $300,000 in 2015.

Dyreza Banker Trojan Attackers Exploiting CVE-2014-4114 Windows Flaw

Threatpost for B2B - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:29
The Dyreza Trojan is nothing if not ambitious. The malware has been spotted doing a variety of interesting things in the last year, including bypassing SSL and targeting users of specific business apps. Now the Trojan is exploiting the recently disclosed CVE-2014-4114 vulnerability in Windows that was first used by the Sandworm attackers. Researchers at […]

BlackEnergy Malware Used in Attacks Against Industrial Control Systems

Threatpost for B2B - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:25
Attackers are using BlackEnergy malware to attack HMI software running inside industrial control systems, according to an advisory from ICS-CERT.

Cyberespionage: ‘This Isn’t a Problem That Can Be Solved’

Threatpost for B2B - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:48
WASHINGTON–Gentlemen may not read each other’s mail, as Henry Stimson famously said so long ago, but in today’s world they certainly steal it and there’s precious little in the way of gentlemanly conduct happening in the realm of cyberespionage. It’s every man—or country—for himself in this environment, and that free-for-all is creating unforeseen consequences for […]

Four Distinct Watering Hole Attacks Dropping ScanBox Keylogger

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:49
PwC has published research on four watering hole attacks likely carried out by different attackers, all connected by the ScanBox JavaScript-based reconnaissance tool.

US-CERT Warns of Dyre Banking Trojan

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 13:09
DHS sounded the alarm Monday on Dyre, the banking Trojan that’s been siphoning bank credentials from large enterprises and major financial institutions.

Russian APT28 Group Linked to NATO, Political Attacks

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:23
APT28, a Russian hacking group, has been tied to attacks against the country of Georgia, Eastern European political and military organizations, and NATO, a report from FireEye said.

Government, Industry Focusing on Issue of Resiliency

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:05
WASHINGTON–As things stand right now, the United States has no overarching national information security policy or centralized agency responsible for defending the government’s networks in the event of a serious cyberattack. There have been many pushes over the years to change that and put one agency or another at the head of the table, but […]

Infighting, Politics Hampering Cybersecurity Progress in Washington

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:03
WASHINGTON–The United States government and private sector are unprepared for a major cyber attack on the country’s critical infrastructure, a former Congressman said, thanks to a divided, risk-averse Congress and an inability for agencies and other organizations to share information effectively. Tom Davis, a former longtime representative from Virginia, said Tuesday that there are a number of challenges that […]

Cyberattacks Most Imminent Threat to U.S., Economy

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 07:38
A round-table consisting of military, government and former NSA officials in Alexandria, Va., on Monday agreed that cyberattacks targeting U.S. critical infrastructure and private industry are an eminent threat.

Shellshock Exploits Targeting SMTP Servers at Webhosts

Threatpost for B2B - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 16:18
SANS Internet Storm Center reports attacks against SMTP servers using Shellshock exploits to create a DDoS botnet.

New Koler Variant Spreading Through SMS

Threatpost for B2B - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 15:09
A new iteration of the Android ransomware Koler has surfaced that’s propagating through SMS messages.

Samsung Rebuffs Criticism of Knox Crypto, Password Management

Threatpost for B2B - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 13:20
Samsung has answered a researcher's critique of alleged encryption and password weaknesses in early version of its Knox technology on Galaxy and Note devices.

NSA-Approved Samsung Knox Stores PIN in Cleartext

Threatpost for B2B - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 13:21
A research report claims that Samsung's Knox containers store PIN data in clear text. The report comes shortly after the NSA endorsed Galaxy devices for agency use.

Researcher Finds Tor Exit Node Adding Malware to Binaries

Threatpost for B2B - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:07
A security researcher has identified a Tor exit node that was actively patching binaries users download, adding malware to the files dynamically. The discovery, experts say, highlights the danger of trusting files downloaded from unknown sources and the potential for attackers to abuse the trust users have in Tor and similar services. Josh Pitts of Leviathan […]

Facebook, Yahoo Curb Identity Theft with New Email Ownership Header

Threatpost for B2B - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:39
A new SMTP header developed by Facebook and Yahoo confirms ownership of Yahoo email accounts.
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