RTF and DOC Files Used in Majority of Targeted Attacks

Analysis of attack trends in 2014 reveals that tainted .RTF and .DOC files were employed in the majority of email-based targeted attacks, for a combined 46% of malicious doc types, according to a new study. 2014 also saw further refinements in targeted attack methodologies as more organizations have upgraded to newer versions of Windows, spawning

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Hacker, Häftling, Unternehmer

Vor sechs Jahren rutschte Adrian Janotta in die Internetkriminalität ab. Dafür büßte er im Gefängnis. Heute bietet der Unternehmer Firmen Schutz vor Hackerangriffen an. Adrian Janotta ist ein Internetspezialist durch und durch. Das Netz und vor allem das Thema Internetsicherheit faszinieren und beschäftigen ihn seit vielen Jahren sehr intensiv. Zunächst arbeitete der gelernte IT-System-Kaufmann bei

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Voting Machines Decertified for Severe Hacking Risks

AVS WinVote machines, which were used in at least three presidential elections since 2002 in several states, have been decertified in Virginia after an investigation found them to be easily hackable because they used simple default passwords like “abcde” and “admin.” “The vulnerabilities were so severe, and so trivial to exploit, that anyone with even

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Russian Hackers Read Obama’s Unclassified Emails, Officials Say

WASHINGTON — Some of President Obama’s email correspondence was swept up by Russian hackers last year in a breach of the White House’s unclassified computer system that was far more intrusive and worrisome than has been publicly acknowledged, according to senior American officials briefed on the investigation. The hackers, who also got deeply into the

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Irish businesses in fear of cyber attack, says surve

Irish businesses fear the threat of a cyber attack on their business, with a lack of information and education on security and the use of social media posing the biggest risks. According to a survey carried out on behalf of Irish IT distributorData Solutions, about half of IT decision-makers in Irish companies are concerned that

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Wikileaks publishes hacked Sony emails and documents

Wikileaks has published hundreds of thousands of emails and documents from a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment last year. The archive apparently includes Sony conversations with Downing Street and with Hollywood figures. In November, the entertainment company suffered a cyber-attack weeks before releasing The Interview, a film criticised by the North Korean regime. Sony said

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Companies Join Forces to Fight Hackers

Companies looking to bolster their defense against cyberthreats are finding strength in numbers. With hackers and cyberterrorists becoming more advanced and breaches proliferating in both frequency and scale—and claiming victims out of some of the world’s biggest and most sophisticated companies—collaboration among firms has emerged as one of the key ways to fight back. “It’s

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Cyber-Schutz steht auf dem Prüfstand

Cyberkriminelle hacken sich in öffentliche Netze ein, legen die Strom- und Wasserversorgung lahm oder programmieren Verkehrssysteme um: Die Angst vor solchen Szenarien ist allgegenwärtig. Für besseren Schutz soll nun ein neues Gesetz sorgen. Die Attacke auf die französische Sendergruppe TV5 Monde hat einmal mehr vor Augen geführt, wie verletzlich die digitale Welt sein kann –

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Russian hacker group APT28 is exploiting flaws in Adobe Flash and Windows Attempting to gather government information, warns FireEye

A Russian Hacker group has been taking advantage of vulnerabilities in popular Adobe and Microsoft software to gather government information, US security firm FireEye has claimed. The company’s latest report said that it detected a limited advanced persistent threat campaign targeting zero-day vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash and Microsoft Windows which started on 13 April. FireEye said

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