http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2331953/hackers-hijack-300-000-soho-routers-with-man-in-the-middle-attacks By Alastair Stevenson V3.co.uk 04 Mar 2014 Researchers at the security firm Team Cymru have traced a campaign that has successfully compromised 300,000 small office and home office (SOHO) routers using man-in-the-middle attacks to two UK IP addresses. The research team reported the campaign in its SOHO Pharming white paper, confirming that the majority of the victims were in Europe and Asia. “In January 2014, Team Cymru’s Enterprise Intelligence Services began investigating a SOHO pharming campaign that had overwritten router DNS [domain name system] settings in central Europe,” the paper noted. “To date, we have identified 300,000 devices, predominantly in Europe and Asia, which we believe have been compromised as part of this campaign, one of which dates back to at least mid-December 2013.” [...]Tags: com, device, europe, oh, race, Security, service
Product costs in the DLP market remain relatively high, likely due to strong demand for data protection initiatives against the backdrop of increasing public data breach disclosures. Behavioral analytics and context-aware security capabilities will be critical distinctions in future …
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Local providers are well-represented in the government and telecom industries, while global providers are strengthening their presence in the remaining verticals, such as banking, education and transportation. Growth of next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) in China will force local providers …
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UPDATE 01-17-2014: Palo Alto Networks Addresses Malware URL and re-categorizes doubleclick to “Web Advertisements”.
Today, I was going to check out the news and noticed that my security equipment is detecting malware being delivered by doubleclick advertising network through the NBCNEWS Website.
Below are details of the website url log record I have from doubleclick being detected as malware. It is unknown which malware is being seen on the website or if this is a false positive at this time. I will investigate further, for the time being see the following log entry from a Palo Alto networks firewall.
A lookup of the host “pubads.g.doubleclick.net” using Virus Total does not indicate malware, however it appears that the URL is being categorized as malware by Palo Alto Networks (see below) at the current time. Unknown as to why.malware, site
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I read a report the other day that indicated that North Korea wanted to enhance its cooperation and create enhanced peace with South Korea. I am very encouraged by this possibility and the possibility that North Korea can become more open and moderate in its approach to dealing with other neighbors as well as the international community. I encourage Kim Jong-un to continue on this path as it could transform North Korea in a very positive way and open the country to prosperity that many other countries of the world currently hold. I hope that North Korea will create a resolution to open its borders and relax its stringent laws in order to create a more peaceful Southeast Asia and enhance relationships globally. It appears that the country has focused on creating an environment that could be very conducive to making North Korea a destination for vacationers and significantly benefit both its people and leadership. I encourage the United States politicians to seek out North Korean talks in order to potentially guide the country towards this openness and stop the rhetoric that is being used between the two countries that has been occurring regularly during the last two years. I realize there are many challenges that North Korea must go through for example respecting human rights and transforming the government and the belief systems there have been perpetuated throughout the country in order to control the population. We owe it to ourselves and to the Korean people to at least try to attain these goals. North Korea must be encouraged about the possibility of future cooperation if it enters the six party talks and establishes a long-lasting peace with the rest of the world as well as the United States.Tags: belief, com, come, continue, day, government, Law, National, respect, systems, use