Post Tagged with: "Mobile Threats"

Mobilizing SQL Injection Attacks: Same Pig, New Lipstick?

May 22, 2015 11:270 comments
Mobilizing SQL Injection Attacks: Same Pig, New Lipstick?

In-brief: New research from Akamai suggests that attackers are using new methods to carry out and cover up for malicious attacks, among them: harnessing harmless mobile carrier networks to carry out attacks such as SQL injection.  Like this:Like Loading…

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Researcher: Drug Pump the ‘Least Secure IP Device I’ve Ever Seen’

May 5, 2015 11:420 comments
Hospira LifeCare  PCA 3 infusion pumps were found to contain a number of serious security holes that could give an attacker control over the devices.

In-brief: A researcher studying the workings of a wireless-enabled drug infusion pump by the firm Hospira said the device utterly lacked security controls, making it “the least secure IP enabled device” he had ever worked with. His research prompted a warning from the Department of Homeland Security.  Like this:Like Loading…

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IBM: Dyre Banking Malware Behind Sophisticated Crime Spree

April 6, 2015 15:270 comments
In its report "The Dyre Wolf," IBM says a sophisticated cyber crime ring is using social engineering attacks to defeat sophisticated protection schemes on corporate bank accounts.

In-brief: IBM researchers say they have seen a spike in malicious activity linked to the Dyre family of malware. Sophisticated attacks on business banking accounts have led to the theft of millions of dollars, IBM says.  Like this:Like Loading…

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With Executive Order, Cyber Criminals Join Terrorists, Traffickers on Sanctions List

April 1, 2015 11:320 comments
President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order on Wednesday that put cyber crimes on par with others that can result in sanctions against malicious actors and those who support them.

In-brief: An Executive Order signed by President Obama on Wednesday will clear the way for cyber criminals to face the same sanctions as terrorist groups, illegal arms dealers and drug traffickers. One expert called the Order “momentous.”  Like this:Like Loading…

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