Posts Tagged ‘hacker’

HackersThere are different kinds of cyber criminals. This article discusses 4 types that you should know about.

The internet has truly opened so many doors for everyone. Now, people can do business with ease and communication is so much more convenient too. If you think about it, you can actually do almost anything via the net. Shop, chat, call, play games, organize your work, create your presentations or do your banking online.

Aside from the convenience it offers, the internet is also a fount of so much information. Just Google any topic and a barrage of details will immediately be at your fingertips. Truly, it’s difficult to imagine life without the net. But you shouldn’t become too complacent when using it because the internet has also spawned a number of ingenious criminals that you should be wary of. (more…)

HackersUnidentified hackers posted on the compromised site exploit to a zero-day vulnerability in IE.

December 21 unknown hackers have carried out a successful attack on the website of the Council on Foreign Relations, United States (http://www.cfr.org) and posted on the site exploits a previously unknown vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer.

First started talking about breaking only on December 27. Representative of the Council on Foreign Relations, David Mikhail said that the organization is aware of a security incident, and is being investigated.

December 28th the company FireEye blog published an analysis of malicious software that has been used by hackers. According to the analysis FireEye, attackers have used Adobe Flash for the preparation of dynamic memory on the system of the victim (heap spray) for the successful operation of a zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer. The exploit has been designed for users who have a browser is the default put English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Russian. (more…)

Hackers attackExpert in the field of information security, Brian Krebs found a link between startup Anvisoft, which develops antivirus software and hacker Dyelin Tan, aka Withered Rose.

In the report of the company Verisign in 2007 for example, he appeared as the leader of a hacker group supports China NCPH.

As noted by Krebs, Dyelin close behind attacks on organizations that act for the defense agencies, and the creation of a rootkit with 0day-vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office.

They found that belonging Anvisoft domain registered user wth rose, which owns the other addresses. Conducted research allowed Krebs to find anonymous email belonging to the hacker.

Resource PC World tried to get a comment in the forum Dyelin Anvisoft, but 28-year-old Chinese man did not respond to the request.

Drop it in the light of information received the trust to the products Anvisoft, hard to say. Experts in the field of IT-security believe that it is people like Dyelin can offer the market the most professional solutions for the protection of data (if not take advantage of his position to conduct illegal activities.) (more…)

Hackers attackJanet Napolitano of the Representative office, said that a number of major U.S. financial institutions are actively tried discredit.

According to a leader of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Secretary Janet Napolitano, over the past few days by unknown hackers are actively trying to discredit a number of major financial institutions in the country. No details about security incidents Napolitano has not disclosed.

“Right now, financial institutions oppose attacks – quoted representatives of DHS publication The Hill. – We believe in it. I will not give you any secret information. I can only say that this is due to some of the largest institutions in the country. “

She also noted that the agency has experience in dealing with hackers, attacking in the last few years, the stock exchanges of the country. In addition, Napolitano said that in the case of the current incident hackers have managed to steal from the bank a certain amount of money. (more…)

Hackers attackAs a result, triggering the exploit died thousands of characters World of Warcraft.

On Sunday, members of mass online role-playing game World of Warcraft have been victims of “exploit” as it was called in the company Blizzard Activision. It so happened that the dead characters of all players who were online at the time of the incident, and that is in the key cities of game worlds.

“Earlier today, certain realms were affected by an in-game exploit, resulting in the deaths of player characters and non-player characters in some of the major cities. This exploit has already been hotfixed, so it should not be repeatable … We take this destructive action very seriously and conduct a thorough investigation, ” (more…)