Security

Prolexic: The volume of DDoS-attacks has increased eight-fold

Prolexic, which provides IT-services, conducted a study of the number duration and frequency of DDoS-attacks, concerning the infecting of web-sites and computer systems with malicious files. According to the data, in the last three months, almost all indicators increased eight-fold, compared with the fourth quarter of 2012. On average, in the first quarter of 2013(…)

Critical vulnerability in routers Linksys, Belkin, Netgear, Verizon and D-Link

According to researchers of Independent Security Evaluators, they were able to detect a number of critical vulnerabilities in 13 models of home routers from companies such as Linksys, Belkin, Netgear, Verizon and D-Link. According to experts, they have contacted the developer of devices and gave them the information necessary to create fixes. However, at Independent(…)

“Black hat” malware developed for Internet trading system

Security researchers have discovered a sample of malware in the system of online trading and brokerage services – Quickly Updatable Information Kit (QUIK). The experts of the Russian company to prevent and investigate cybercrime Group-IB said that with the help of this malware a number of attacks were carried out in November 2012. Earlier cybercriminals(…)

Anonymous Hackers attacked government sites in Israel

Sites of government organizations in Israel were attacked by the group Anonymous. The organization Anonymous said on the social network Twitter to launch “operation, Israel.” They said they are going to wipe the Jewish state from the virtual space, said rbc.ru. The organization Anonymous said on the social network Twitter to launch “operation, Israel.” Websites(…)

ESET reported threats in March

According to analysts, the anti-virus company, in the ranking of dangerous viruses again heads Win32/Qhost. As reported by analysts at antivirus company ESET in one of their blogs, viral main threat to the Russian-speaking segment of the Internet for the fourth month in a row is a Trojan Win32/Qhost. However, the activity of malware continues(…)

McAfee – Types and number of cyber threats at the end of last year

According to the report, attackers changed the scope and improved types used by malicious software. McAfee has presented a report on the threats ¬ęThreats Report: Fourth Quarter 2012“, in which the experts noted a change in behavior in the choice of cyber criminals and malware. According to the report, attackers stopped their focus on the(…)

Symantec: Trojan ransomlock bypasses sandbox automated threat analysis

Security experts are warning of a new modification of the distribution of a dangerous virus. According to experts on information security from antivirus company Symantec, they have discovered a new modification of Trojan ransomlock. Among the updated functional malicious application the opportunity to bypass the sandbox contained in automated systems for the analysis of threats.(…)

Experts: Cloud providers should pay attention to the outgoing traffic

A key factor for the success of DDoS-attacks by hackers is to use a hack of reputable hosts. The companies who are victims of DDoS-attacks have difficulty in distinguishing between malicious traffic from legitimate, especially when the attacks are from reputable trusted sources. As the vice president of security solutions company Radware Herberger Karl (Carl(…)

Dangerous flaw in the tool to verify McAfee products

According to notification by security for web-site McAfee, the utility McAfee Virtual Technician, designed for testing of various software products, was discovered a dangerous vulnerability. Vulnerability that allows attackers to potentially delete or create arbitrary files on the target system, said the researchers from High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab. With the description of the breach,(…)

Largest DDoS attack on Spamhaus causes global internet slowdown

DDoS attack power was 300 gigabits/second and affected millions of computers and servers worldwide. Smaphaus a nonprofit organization with offices in London and Geneva, has undergone a massive DDoS attack by unknown hackers. Executive director of Spamhaus Steve Linford (Steve Linford) described it as unprecedented in scale to date. DDoS attack power was 300 gigabits/second.(…)