A revolution in the way security research is handled and reported has occurred! WSLabi (http://www.wslabi.com), a neutral vendor independent Swiss laboratory, has launched a new international security research exchange.
This exchange will create a portal where researchers, security vendors and software companies can interact in an open market to enable researcher’s to obtain the correct value for their findings. The exchange will become a global database of every IT security research ever found.
Zone-H international editorial staff is happy to announce the publication of the new Indonesian edition, which is the 15th Zone-H mirror to go live and the third one to be translated in an Asian language.
People who are interested in collaborating with Zone-H editorial staff can write to the Indonesian Mirror Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to Halfmoon (email@example.com) , the coordinator of Zone-H international programs.
Russian opposition parties (from democrats to ultra-nationalists) and independent Media declared that their web servers have been recently affected by a “murky” wave of hacking attacks, Associated Press reported yesterday.
According to cyber-victims such attacks, whose DDos modality was very similar to the one that no long ago jeopardized Estonian cyber space , were backed by the Kremlin which is trying to reduce the power of free sources of information. No material proof has been offered yet in support of similar accusation.
Such cyber offensive, as reported by the Center for Journalism in Extreme Situations, was based on “vast, online networks of computers infected with malicious software — whose owners probably aren’t aware they are involved — to paralyze or erase targeted websites.”
Yet, according to Political Parties and Media, this attack could be seen as an explicit threat against the opponents to Government , that is already preparing its resources to December’s parliamentary election and to next March’s presidential election.
An advisory from Sophos Labs informed on Tuesday that a malware writer has been infecting thousands of computers by hiding a new Trojan variant in a cartoon video, which has been spread around the world via e-mail.
The malware, identified as Troi/Agent-FWO Trojan was hidden into “Yes & No” Shockwave video , a popular cartoon created by the Italian animator Bruno Bozzetto. According to Sophos, “The video only plays, though, after embedding itself on users’ computers and downloading other pieces of malicious code.”
There are hundreds of methods used by Cyber pranksters to steal data and make money online, but sometimes their nonchalance in perpetrating such illegal acts gets close to arrogance.
For example, consider the theft of credit cards numbers. There is an unimaginable number of documented cases showing how stolen credit cards are used by cyber criminals to “go shopping” online or to run businesses where such cards are sold to third parties for a ridiculous price… but that’s not all.