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Recently Dmitri Alperovitch, McAfee’s VP of Threat Research, published a blog about Operation Shady RAT. In the blog and corresponding whitepaper he details an investigation of targeted intrusions into over 70 global companies, governments, and non-profit organizations over the last five years that appear to be sourced from a single actor or group. The targeted ...
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Recent headlines (here and here) may have struck fear into those living near major energy installations due to references about the Stuxnet malware. In 2009, this particular strain of malware caused significant damage to the Nantanz nuclear facility, reportedly destroying a fifth of Iran’s nuclear centrifuges. Recent reports about Operation Dragonfly, however, appear to be ...
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This year on my birthday, family and friends sent me gifts and flowers bought from online stores. Even my cake was ordered online! I wondered, “How would things have been without the World Wide Web?” August 1, 2017 was the 26th birthday of the World Wide Web and this is the right opportunity to thank ...
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What is the biggest threat to your company’s network? Look in the mirror. A huge percentage of recent high profile attacks, including those perpetrated on Epsilon, RSA, the Oak Ridge Laboratories in Tennessee, and the Gmail accounts of government officials—not to mention Operation SHADY Rat—are suspected to be based on spearphishing, a devious social engineering ...
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The Coachella Music and Arts Festival is known for 3 days of desert heat, trendy tunes, and breathtaking art installations, but it may get a new reputation by many as the weekend of stolen cell phones. Hundreds of mobile devices were stolen over the first weekend of the concert earlier this month, after a ring ...
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  Knowing what cybercriminals are targeting today is easy. Their attacks are loud, impactful, and have the elegance of a herd of bulls crashing through a china shop. The tougher challenge is figuring out where they will take aim tomorrow. Knowing where cyber threats will arise gives us the necessary insights to remain one step ...
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This blog was written by Bruce Snell. I was talking with some of my coworkers the other day about why I wanted to jump to the larger iPhone 7 Plus.  For me it came down to the camera.  I travel a lot for work and even though photography is something of a hobby of mine, ...
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