Post Tagged with: "APT"

Iran Games Google’s 2FA in Attacks on EFF, Others

August 28, 2015 11:110 comments
Citizen Lab warned about targeted attacks by hackers linked to Iran that try to defeat Google's two factor authentication technology.

In-brief: Hackers believed to be linked to the government of Iran are using sophisticated attacks on Google’s two-factor authentication technology to break into the e-mail accounts of individuals within the country and in the Iranian diaspora, according to Citizen Lab.

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Black Hat: Talent Scarce, Firms Look to Automation and Ai

August 10, 2015 11:031 comment
Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek have left their respective employers to join Uber's advanced research team, the company acknowledged on Friday.

In-brief: with security talent scarce, experts at the Black Hat Briefings say that security automation fueled by machine learning and data analytics is going to play an increasing role in security operations. 

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Malware Supported VPN Network Used By APT Groups

August 4, 2015 08:050 comments
Malware Supported VPN Network Used By APT Groups

In-brief: A virtual private network (VPN) based in China and designed to help evade that country’s restrictive government firewall is actually supported by a network of malware-infected nodes around the globe, RSA says.

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Hacking Team incident prompts calls to retire Adobe Flash

July 13, 2015 22:465 comments
Hacking Team incident prompts calls to retire Adobe Flash

  In-brief: Adobe’s Flash technology may end up being the highest profile victim of the attack on software arms dealers the Hacking Team, as news of that group’s reliance on Flash vulnerabilities prompts calls for Adobe to permanently retire the web-enhancing technology.

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