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2013-01-23 08:35:20

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Barrier1, the leader in Intelligent Threat Management, announces SC Magazine Selects Barrier1 as "Industry Innovator for Perimeter Defense". (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110616/CG20813LOGO) Network Security attacks continue to become more complex. Cyber Criminals are now changing attack vectors within days and not months and going beyond the first type of "blended threats" in which they use a coordinated approach and All 7 OSI layers...

2013-01-21 23:03:32

From the famous Stuxnet cyber attack which crippled the Iranian nuclear program in 2010, to the recently released reports about 2 US power plants being infected by malware, USB stick delivery has again proven to be a highly effective way to not only help hackers infiltrate corporate networks, but also jump the "air gap” to internal networks and industrial control systems not even connected to the outside world. Global Digital Forensics offers a tailored social engineering testing...

US Official Warns Against Potential Cyber Threats From Iran
2013-01-18 09:00:45

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Feeling threatened from the 2010 Stuxnet attack against their nuclear plants, Iran is improving its cyber-attack program and could have America in its sights, says one US General. According to Bloomberg, General William Shelton, the head of the US Air Force Space Command, believes that Iran is the biggest cyber threat facing the US today. “They are going to be a force to be reckoned with, with the potential...

USB Drive Malware Surfaces At Two US Power Plants
2013-01-17 05:37:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The control systems of two U.S. power plants were found to be infected with malware, according to the latest quarterly newsletter from the U.S. Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT). In both cases, the infections came from USB drives used for data backup or software updates to critical systems used to control power generation equipment, the ICS-CERT said. The organization did not disclose the...

2012-12-27 12:23:12

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, the antimalware laboratory of Panda Security, the Cloud Security Company, has published its Virus Yearbook for 2012, outlining its picks for the most unique viruses of the past year. Rather than a ranking of the most widespread viruses, or those that have caused most infections, these viruses are ones that deserve mention for standing out from the more than 24 million new strains of malware that emerged. Police virus: This...

Iran Fights Off New Attack From Enemy Hackers
2012-12-26 13:07:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Iran, which has been targeted in several hacks over the past few years, has been busy battling yet another Stuxnet cyber attack over the past few months, according to the NY Times. This time, an Iranian official is saying foreign enemy hackers have been targeting the southern coast of Iran, home to many important industries, as well as the Culture Ministry Information Center. Though various accounts of these attacks have not...

Malware Targeting Middle Eastern Corporate Databases
2012-11-27 06:19:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Experts have uncovered a new strain of malware that modified corporate databases in the Middle East, although the virus appears to be a form of corporate sabotage rather than a high-threat cyber-weapon. “In the last couple of years, we have seen highly sophisticated malware used to sabotage the business activities of chosen targets. We have seen malware such as W32.Stuxnet designed to tamper with industrial automation...

2012-10-24 15:30:03

Register to enter iPad drawing BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS Institute is asking those who work for SCADA and other control systems operators to take a 10-minute survey to reveal the level of awareness system operators have around cyber risk, their attempts to manage that risk, and how their efforts are working out so far. "We suspect that the system operators taking this survey will have a high level of awareness given all the news of Stuxnet and its...

2012-10-22 04:03:15

CYBATI's Co-Founder and President, Matthew E. Luallen, revealed the ease of writing a Metasploit module targeting the MicroLogix line of Allen-Bradley process controllers. Mr. Luallen stated several times during his presentation at NERC's GridSecCon 2012, "I did not want to write this Metasploit module or the laboratory exercise; however, given the current state of escalating risk, it is necessary for the industry to understand just how easy it is to compromise a system if trusted access is...

Flame Catches Fire Again
2012-10-15 20:56:31

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The U.S. and Israeli governments may have just wanted a way to spy on Iran and break down their nuclear plants when they created and released the Flame malware and Stuxnet worm. Did they also predict that these potent pieces of software were susceptible to being released into the wild and duplicated by those without such patriotic intent? Now, after keeping a diligent eye on the Flame malware in all its variations and...