Posts Tagged 'network security'
Recently, a group of researchers at the University of Liverpool successfully tested a new virus with a terrifying potential. It doesn’t spread by the usual means, but this new infection has all the markings of a communally spread illness. The virus, dubbed “Chameleon,” infects Wi-Fi networks in densely populated areas and spreads “as efficiently as […]
From McAfee’s first Cyber Defense Center (CDC) in Dubai, we closely monitor threats and activities in Europe and the Middle East. Since the Center’s official launch in September 2013, we have seen quite a few interesting trends, especially in the Persian Gulf region. Many of the activities spotted are related to hacktivism, cybercrime, or regional […]
Target. Neiman Marcus. These are just two of the very latest victims of today’s increasingly stealthy threats permeating our cyber world. My post last month entitled, Stolen Data: Network Security Can Ensure You’re Not a Target, described the attacks that attempted to exfiltrate data from 110 million American consumers. Advanced persistent threats (APTs) were responsible […]
On Monday Kaspersky Labs announced the discovery of a large number of malware infections across large parts of the globe. Kaspersky has named this attack Careto, after what appears to be an internal name used by the attackers for one of the malware families involved. (The word careto in Spanish means ugly face or mask and […]
If you’ve been watching or reading the news in the past few weeks, you’re probably wondering why it seems like the bad guys are out in full force – hacking into business databases and stealing credit card and personal data. The latest Target attack brought these growing nefarious activities to light when over 40 million […]