Tag Archives: F-Secure

Mitre Evaluates Cyber Tools From 21 Vendors for ‘APT29’ Threat Defense Initiative

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Mitre has issued the results of its assessments of cybersecurity platforms from 21 companies to help industry and government agencies improve their capabilities to detect and combat cyber threats. Mitre evaluated the cyber offerings using its ATT&CK knowledge base to emulate the techniques used by APT29, a cyber threat group believed to be related to the Russian government, the nonprofit corporation said Tuesday.

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Researchers Unearth File that Triggered RSA SecurID Breach

Security researchers have located an infected email suspected to be the culprit of the RSA SecurID hack in March. In March, unknown attackers tricked EMC staff with a legitimate-looking hiring message that contained a “backdoor,” allowing the culprits to invisibly lurk inside the company’s computer systems until they found the SecureID …

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Leader of Hacking Crew m00p Pleads Guilty

A Scottish man has pleaded guilty to offenses originating from his involvement as the leader of an international cyber crime ring responsible for infecting computers worldwide with Trojans, according to Softpedia. In 2006, U.K. authorities arrested Matthew Anderson, following an investigation into the hacker group called m00p. Prosecutors said Anderson, …

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Stuxnet Spreads to Finland

Corporate espionage is spreading in Finland, and the Land of the Thousands Lakes was recently targeted by the infamous Stuxnet worm, Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat reports. The complex malware has been found in at least one institution that uses the industrial equipment targeted by the worm. It has not caused …

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Stuxnet, an Inside Job?

The Stuxnet worm blamed for infecting hundreds of thousands computers and critical infrastructure in Iran could have been an inside job, according to security experts. Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, told V3.co.uk the malware could have been created by someone with detailed knowledge of Siemens’ computer systems, possibly …

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Zeus Trojan Spreading Through Zip Files

The Zeus Trojan is back again, looking to spread through zip files. Zeus, which is one of the most commonly found pieces of malware, is believed to be one of the most prevalent on the Internet, infected millions of users. Researchers with F-Secure have found a new spam set working …

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Facebook Recommends Spam Profiles to Users

A feature on Facebook designed to suggest new friends to users is also pushing spam profiles, according to security researchers. Researchers with F-Secure say the “People You May Know” section of Facebook appears to utilize search history in providing options for possible new connections. “I frequently search for spam related …

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