indicators of compromise

Report: Newly Discovered GlassRAT Lurked For Years, Undetected

In-brief: RSA Security said a newly discovered Trojan horse program may have been lurking for three years on corporate networks. Chinese nationals were the apparent target.

Update: Chinese Govt. Hackers Still Active Despite Truce

In-brief: A truce hammered out between U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping in September hasn’t kept hacking groups that are believed to be affiliated with China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) from playing offense, according to a report from the security firm Crowdstrike. (Updated to add comment from Ken Westin of Tripwire. PFR 10/19/2015)

Cisco Talks up IoT as Disruptor, Unveils New Security Portfolio

In-brief: Cisco Systems new CEO Chuck Robbins talked up the disruptive potential of IoT, while also announcing new Cisco products geared at key verticals and a new security portfolio for IoT. 

Plug and Pray? Virta Labs Using Power Analysis to Spot IoT Compromises

In-brief: A start-up, Virta Laboratories, says that its new PowerGuard technology can spot malicious software infections on any device by studying changes in how it consumes electricity. The technology has big implications for managing risk on the Internet of Things. 

The Real Story Behind Cheating Stories? Blackhat SEO

In-brief: A highly ranked web application for sharing tales of infidelity is the beneficiary of a sophisticated, global campaign of malicious search engine optimization (SEO), according to Akamai Principal Security Researcher Or Katz. (Read more stories by Or here.)