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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Who is ‘Whois’ ?

March 26, 2013 | BY

On March 20th, reports were circulating that a cyberattack had been conducted against broadcast networks and banks in South Korea.  In typical reaction, it was suspected that North Korea may have been to blame, although no evidence has surfaced supporting this idea.  However, it’s recently been reported that at least one of the bank attacks […]

Hoaxes

March 25, 2013 | BY

A hoax ( to trick into believing or accepting as genuine something false and often preposterous ) is the word we use for a fake warning. Since they are not only annoying and confusing, but sometimes even potentially harmful, they deserve some attention.

New Exploit Kit, Ransomware and AV evasion

March 14, 2013 | BY

Ransomware is still going strong and infecting countless PCs. We happened to stumble upon an interesting sample part of the Urausy family which bypassed detection on all major antivirus products for almost an entire day before slowly being detected. In this post we will give some information on its background (where it came from) and […]

High Exposure

March 14, 2013 | BY

Bill Gates is the latest victim of a series of hacks targeting celebrities and getting their private information exposed to the world. A group of hackers who already published Social Security Numbers, Credit Reports and banking details, addresses etc. for several other high profiles, is still enjoying an undisrupted run. Equifax recently confirmed being breached […]

CTA: New Java Zero-Days

March 4, 2013 | BY

Update: Oracle has addressed the exploit known as CVE-2013-1493 with an emergency patch.  You can read about this patch on Oracle’s blog here. URGENT: A few days ago we heard about yet another zero-day in Oracle Java from security firm FireEye.  The exploit targets java versions 6 and 7.  Details are