Displaying items by tag: APT

Most people in the infosec industry are adamant that attribution is the most difficult part of the process, but Romanian security firm Bitdefender's Daniel Clayton is an exception. The vice-president of global services and support said this was not really the case.

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The number of APT groups "exploiting the latest Exchange vulnerabilities grows, with thousands of email servers under siege" according to security company ESET.

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Israel-based security firm Check Point claims a Chinese state-backed group known as Naikon has been targeting countries in Asia and the Pacific, including Australia, for the last five years and stepping up its activities in 2019 and the first quarter of this year to gather intelligence and spy on these countries.

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A well-known advanced persistent threat known as Platinum has been found to be using a new Windows backdoor, named Platinum by researchers at security outfit Kaspersky, and taking aim at targets mainly in South and South-East Asia. No current campaigns by this backdoor were detected.

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A sophisticated nation-state framework that was discovered by Kaspersky Lab in the western autumn of 2018 has only one known victim to date — a diplomatic entity in Central Asia — leading to the suspicion that it may be an American-backed threat actor that Kaspersky Lab wants to avoid profiling in detail.

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Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab claims to have uncovered a sophisticated supply chain attack which used the live update utility that comes on hardware made by ASUS, the fifth largest PC supplier which is based in Taiwan, with the attack having taken place between June and November 2018.

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US security firm CrowdStrike has issued its annual Global Threat Report about cyber threats and their incidence, but the 75-page document contains no mention of any American state-based malware, otherwise known as APTs or advanced persistent threats.

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The Debian GNU/Linux Project has issued the seventh update for its stable distribution aka Stretch, to fix a number of issues, including one major remotely exploitable vulnerability in the package manager.

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The Debian GNU/Linux project will turn 25 on Thursday, with the Linux distribution having made its debut on 16 August in 1993 under the leadership of the late Ian Murdock.

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An advanced persistent threat used in the past against institutions in the Middle East, specifically the Palestinian Authority, has made a comeback, the security firm Check Point says, adding that the group likely to be behind it was one known as the Gaza Cybergang.

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Security firm Symantec says it has discovered a group named Sowbug that is carrying out targeted attacks on government entities in South America and Southeast Asia, with an emphasis on foreign policy institutions and diplomatic targets.

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Wednesday, 11 May 2016 12:34

Watson sleuths cybercriminals

IBM has set the famous Dr. Watson on the trail of cybercriminals. What will this legendary subordinate sleuth snoop?

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Wednesday, 24 February 2016 13:41

APTs are more amateur than advanced

Many so-called advanced persistent threats (APTs) should be reclassified as amateur persistent threats characterized by relatively unsophisticated technical merit and extensive use of spear phishing.

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Someone will click on a link in a highly targeted spear phishing campaign; an employee will go rogue and release a password – the keys to the IP kingdom; and Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) will mop up the rest. Then you need the right staff skills to manage this.

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Monday, 14 December 2015 12:55

LogRhythm's Top 10 Security Predictions for 2016

Security Intelligence company LogRhythm has provided its top ten Security Predictions for 2016.

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Tapping vendors and security specialists including Kaspersky Lab, Endian, BeyondTrust and AlienVault, here are the IoT, APT and other security predictions for 2016

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Wednesday, 18 November 2015 17:01

Advance persistent threats to be more so in 2016

Advanced Persistent Threats will replaced by deeper, embedded attacks that are harder to detect and trace back to the perpetrators, according to Kaspersky Lab experts. 

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Friday, 13 November 2015 09:39

Kaspersky says news is good and bad for Australia

While enterprise level advanced persistent threats (APTs) remain relatively low by world standards, Australian Mac, PC, and Android users are still high level targets.

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Thursday, 01 October 2015 15:31

Australia targeted by APTs

One third of Australian organisations have been exposed to advanced persistent threats (APTs), a substantially higher proportion than the global average.

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Friday, 09 March 2012 03:53

iiNet offer to NSW flood victims

iiNet and its group of subsidiary companies, including Westnet, Netspace, AAPT, Internode and TransACT, have announced a relief package for customers affected by the recent flooding in areas of New South Wales.

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