By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

SoakSoak malware hits over 100,000 WordPress websites

December 15th, 2014

Do you run WordPress on your website?  If so, you’re in good company. Around 19% of the world’s websites are thought to run WordPress, which is even more astonishing when you consider that many sites don’t have any content management system at all. And although running your own self-hosted version of WordPress (as opposed to […]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Infosec Haiku

December 6th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku FBI Issues Flash Warning on Destructive Malware in the Wild   ### Notes ### * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if yours is published. * Submit Your Own … if yours […]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

E-Cigarettes Are Bad for Your Computer’s Health!

December 2nd, 2014

There’s been a lot of news lately about the adverse health impact of vaping, including a recent study which suggests that e-cigarettes contain up to 10 times the level of carcinogens of regular tobacco. But perhaps less well publicized is the recent news that e-cigarettes might give you malware. According to an account on Reddit, […]



By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Hackers target military, embassy and defense workers in Operation Pawn Storm

October 25th, 2014

A group of organised criminal hackers, possibly backed by an unknown country, are targeting government, media and military organisations in the United States, Pakistan, and across Europe, according to new research [PDF] released by researchers at Trend Micro. In an operation dubbed “Pawn Storm”, the hackers have targeted computers belonging to – amongst others – […]



By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Unpatchable BadUSB Code Is Now Publicly Available

October 6th, 2014

How sweet would it be to plug and play USB devices without the fear of viruses, malware and other security threats? It’s everyone’s dream to own 100% foolproof USB devices for their file storage and transfer routine: Fascinating to think about it, but it simply isn’t gonna happen with the raft of current USB-related security […]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Infosec Haiku

September 13th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Dyre Malware Strikes Salesforce Users Be Wary Your Creds Are At Risk ### Notes ### * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if yours is published. * Submit Your Own … if […]



By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Supervalu Shoppers At Risk After Hackers Steal Credit Card Details – and other stores affected too

August 18th, 2014

Customers who have used their credit cards at a US supermarket chain between June 22nd and July 17th 2014 are being warned to check their bank balances, after it was discovered that criminals had hacked their way into networks and potentially accessed shoppers’ private data. Supervalu has published a security advisory on its website, warning that […]



By: - Senior Architect

@danteal

Stealthy Malware is Never Invisible

August 5th, 2014

New malware identified as ‘Poweliks’ is currently in the news because of its stealthy nature.  The malware does not reside as a file on the disk, rather it is stored in the registry and uses some interesting tricks to execute at startup and remain hidden from system administrators.  The full description of the malware can […]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Infosec Haiku

July 21st, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Energetic Bear Attacking ICS Space Havex is Havoc   ### Notes ### * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if yours is published. * Submit Your Own … if yours is published, […]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Infosec Haiku

July 14th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Shylock Taken Out Financial Trojan Demands For Pound of Flesh Cease   ### Notes ### * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if yours is published. * Submit Your Own … if […]


By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Security Tips for Football World Cup Fans

June 13th, 2014

The FIFA World Cup has kicked off in Brazil, with fans travelling to the country from around the globe in the hope that their country’s football team will make it to the grand final. But if you’re travelling (whether it be to South America watch the world’s greatest soccer tournament, or a couple of days […]


By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Who Does China Blame for a Third of All Cyber Attacks Against It? The USA

March 31st, 2014

A few years ago, in what we call the BS era (“Before Snowden”), there were frequent accusations levelled against China for attempting to hack into foreign country’s computer systems and steal information. And, to be fair, there was often good reason to suspect that some attacks were conducted with the endorsement of the Beijing authorities. […]


By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

160 New Viruses Captured Every Minute

February 17th, 2014

Periodically, I take a look at what the good folks at AV-Test.org have to say about the amount of malware in their “zoo.” What I’ve been seeing over the past couple of quarters is pretty shocking. 2013 in Review The amount of new malware seen in 2013 jumped to an average of about 6.9M per […]


By: - Technology Reporter

@jleclaire

Is Mobile Shopping Safer This Holiday Season?

November 26th, 2013

With the holiday shopping season upon us, scammers, cyber criminals and other nefarious characters come out of the Internet woodwork. Security experts are warning consumers should be cautious during the holiday shopping season to protect personal and financial data from being compromised. Banks and retailers should also be on high-alert. Consider just a couple of […]


By: - IT Security Expert

Employ a Targeted Defense Against Targeted Threats

November 11th, 2013

In my last post, I discussed the reality of APT hitting unsuspecting organizations with a predictable pattern. Study after study indicates people are being hit by malicious hackers and the attack goes on for months before anyone is any the wiser. If they ever know. Some very large companies, with hundreds of business units and […]



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