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January Coverage (23rd)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 23rd January.

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PC Advisor

Kaspersky takes top security gong

http://bit.ly/1d5FIrR

(Kaspersky’s home user product won AV-comparatives’ Product of the Year Award. F-Secure was listed as top rated, along with ESET, Bitdefender, Avast, Bullguard, Fortinet and AVIRA.)

 

PC Advisor

TrustyCon vs. RSA and NSA: New conference pushes trustworthy agenda

http://bit.ly/1e43RoM

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September 2014 Coverage (30th)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland Coverage from 30th September

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The Times

Pirate Wi-Fi Hotspots let hackers steal bank details

http://thetim.es/1uwAa7W

-Based on F-Secure's recent wi-fi experiment, showing users logging on to pirate public wi-fi, and without reading clauses

-Users private details could be used by criminals

 

 

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September 2014 Coverage (26th)

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F-Secure UK and Ireland Coverage from 26th September

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The Guardian

Russian malware used by 'privateer' hackers against Ukrainian government

http://bit.ly/1pgwxvL

-BlackEnergy malware popular accross underground Russian crime networks has been used in attacks on Ukrainian govt.

-Quotes from Sean Sullivan, F-Secure researcher

 

 

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September 2014 Coverage (23rd)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland Coverage from 23rd September

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SC Magazine

Russian Cyber Attack Exploits Scottish Independent Vote

http://bit.ly/1u7hX0z

- Russian cyber attack spotted by F-Secure

-Information used from F-Secure Blogs

-Sean Sullivan and Miko Hyponnen of F-Secure quoted

-Mikko Hyponnen identified CosmicDuke as Russian espionage malware

 

Information Society

Microsoft confirms Trustworthy Computing security team job cuts

http://bit.ly/1ofHBcl

-Microsoft announces job cuts to its cyber security division (Trust worth Computing, TwC)

- Quote from Miko Hyponnen, Chief Researcher at F-Secure

 

UK Wired News

eBay under pressure as hacks continue

http://bit.ly/1uCpsZM

-Leading security researchers have called on eBay  to take action over dangerous listings

-use of Javascript and Flash raised the likelihood that malicious code could be included within the site's pages

-Mikko Hyponnen, Chief Researcher from F-Secure quoted: "If they can't make it work without the risk of exposing users to cross-site scripting, they shouldn't allow it."

 

BBC News

eBay under pressure as hacks continue

http://bbc.in/1ripndz

-Leading security researchers have called on eBay  to take action over dangerous listings

-use of Javascript and Flash raised the likelihood that malicious code could be included within the site's pages

-Mikko Hyponnen, Chief Researcher from F-Secure quoted: "If they can't make it work without the risk of exposing users to cross-site scripting, they shouldn't allow it."

 

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September 2014 Coverage (17th)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland Coverage from 17th September

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Capacity

Telecoms in the Post- Snowden Era

(Please contact F-Secure for article)

-         -With comment from Mikko Hypponen

 

BBC News

Apple iCloud security exploit is a concern, experts say

http://bbc.in/1pLWCbc

-With comment from Mikko Hypponen

 

Wired

How hackers use Google antivirus site to improve attacks

http://bit.ly/XBdKEk

-Mention of F-Secure alongside Symantec and Kaspersky.

 

CBR

Program found that can ‘bypass’ iCloud passwords

http://bit.ly/1yfZO3g

-With comment from Mikko Hypponen

 

The Inquirer

The fat cat, the cloud, and the little old lady

http://bit.ly/1t9FKbM

 

The Register

Go on, corporate drone, log in... We'd recognise your VEINS anywhere – Barclays

http://bit.ly/1p04gJG

-          -With comment from Sean Sullivan

 

Computer Weekly

Ransomware on the rise, warns cyber threat report

http://bit.ly/1tpVUy7

 

Comms Business

Ransom Attacks Spreads to Mobile

http://bit.ly/1BLCnNB

 

Info Security Magazine

Conficker Most Reported Security Threat in 2014

http://bit.ly/1uHhRJT

 

V3

Hackers target Apple Mac OS X with 25 malware variants

http://bit.ly/1we3UUR

 

Total Telecom

F-Secure: Ransomware rising, even on Android

http://bit.ly/1pj9uQc

 

IT Security Guru

Conficker still causing problems for businesses

http://bit.ly/1wppmGt

 

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August 2014 Coverage (29th)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 29th August

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 Financial Times

US probes wave of cyber attacks on banks

(please contact F-Secure for article)

-Chief Researcher at F-secure, Sean Sullivan quoted

 

Bank Info Security

Gameover Zeus trojan continues resurgence

http://bit.ly/1qJVDqX

-Malware Gameover Zeus makes a comeback

-Sean Sullivan quoted

 

 Infosecurity Magazine

South Korea reeling as data breach hits 72% of nation

http://bit.ly/1ATYxwK

-Data breach uncovered in South Korea, exposing 27m peoples personal information and swindling them out of virtual funds

-Quote from Ifeanyi Nwabueze, Engineer at F-Secure UK 

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August 2014 Coverage (21st)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 21st August

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The Register

SynoLocker Trojan crime gang: We quit this gig

http://bit.ly/1pvMnq3

-         -Source noted as F-Secure researcher Artturi Lehtiö’s labs blog post

 

       V3

Apple plugs Safari vulnerabilities that left users open to attack

http://bit.ly/1rM2Cxt

-Sean Sullivan, security consultant from F-Secure is quoted calling for Apple to provide severity ratings on updates

 

Info Security Magazine

NSA’s ‘MonsterMind’ Defense System Could Launch Cyber Counterattacks Against Hackers

http://bit.ly/1ten0cy

-Quote from Sean Sullivan, security consultant at F-Secure

 

 

Bit-Tech

SynoLocker team looks to sell decryption database

http://bit.ly/1qtjvLn

-Cites F-Secure Labs blog as the source of information

 

Tech Week Europe

http://bit.ly/1ro3ay6

Syrian Malware is on the rise, warns Kaspersky

-"Way back in 2012 F-Secure reported that the Syrian government had used social engineering and RATs to infect activist systems with surveillance tools...”

 

 

IT Security Guru

Department of Defense to enforce breach reporting

http://bit.ly/VGsErN

-Comment from Sean Sullivan, security consultant at F-Secure

 

       

 

 

 

 

          
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August 2014 (13th)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 13th August

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Wall Street Journal

Russian hacking case highlights lack of global cyber cops

http://on.wsj.com/1mpPUkA

-          Comment from Antti Tikkanen

 

IT Pro Portal

F-Secure SAFE 2014 review

http://bit.ly/1t3pryA

-          SAFE received 3/5 stars.

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TechAdvisor

China’s Xiaomi faces privacy hurdles ahead of international expansion

http://bit.ly/1mN9t6M

-          F-Secure discovered the company’s handsets are sending data back to the company’s servers without the user’s permission.

 

The Independent

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi apologises for siphoning users’ data without permission

http://ind.pn/1sYKilu

 

Computer Business Review

Phonemaker Xiaomi responds to cloud messaging privacy fears

http://bit.ly/1oxlvXv

 

Channel Eye

Xiaomi says sorry for spying

http://bit.ly/1AgPaXA

 

What Mobile

Xiaomi admits to obtaining unauthorized user data

http://bit.ly/1sZ3Acu

 

SC Magazine (US version)

Black Hat: expert sheds light on government sponsored malware creation

http://bit.ly/1sD6WSi

-          Article regarding Mikko Hypponen’s speech at Black Hat

 

InfoSecurity

BlackHat 2014: Government malware no longer sci-fi, says Hypponen

http://bit.ly/1rmr5cu

 

Bank Info Security

Black Hat: The sadness of the wise IT security pro

http://bit.ly/Y8YizJ

-          Mikko Hypponen quoted on the Russian hack story

 

Bank Info Security

The marketing of security threats

http://bit.ly/1oxlXF2

-          Mikko Hypponen quoted on the Russian hack story (different from the quote above)

 

Bank Info Security

Experts analyse impact of CyberVor

http://bit.ly/1nSSPSA

-          Mikko Hypponen quoted on the Russian hack story (different from the quote above)

 

Bank Info Security

Putting CyberVor in perspective

http://bit.ly/1rbGTTU

-          David Perry quoted

 

Daily Telegraph

‘Big Brother’ airport installs world’s first real-time passenger tracking system

http://bit.ly/1kE3EwP

-          Comment from Antti Tikkanen

 

Mail Online

‘Big Brother’ is watching you! Airport becomes first in the world to track passengers’ movements by mobile phone

http://dailym.ai/1sYLoh8

-          Comment from Antti Tikkanen

 

Independent (Ireland)

‘Big Brother’ airport installs world’s first real-time passenger tracking system

http://bit.ly/1sGuW8H

-          Comment from Antti Tikkanen

 

Dark Reading

‘Energetic’ Bear under the microscope

http://ubm.io/1nSKh30

-          Comment from Sean Sullivan

 

IT Pro Portal

Facebook buys cyber-security startup PrivateCore

http://bit.ly/1yAu2sw

-          Mention of the F-Secure partnership with Facebook announced earlier this year

 

The Inquirer

Google updates Play store API for Android developers

http://bit.ly/1AOmCWx

-          Mention of the Mobile Threat Report

 

PC Advisor

Android users warned of critical vulnerability

http://bit.ly/1uTeNL0

-          Mention of the Mobile Threat Report

 

SC Magazine

Security researcher finds exploitable flaws in 14 antivirus engines

http://bit.ly/1uTeNL0

-          Mention of F-Secure

 

Bank Info Security

Antivirus apps fail test

http://bit.ly/1l6F60c

-          Includes official statement from Antti Tikkanen

 

4-Traders

Virgin Media, F-Secure expand partnership to personal cloud service

http://bit.ly/1lYaUPq


 

Total Telecom

Frontier enhances offerings with F-Secure personal cloud

http://bit.ly/1kE41aQ

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August 2014 Coverage (7th)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 7th August

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Frontier Press Release Coverage:

 

MarketWatch

Frontier Communications Enhances Offerings With F-Secure's Personal Cloud Service

http://on.mktw.net/1skrDjN



Telecom Paper

Frontier chooses F-Secure personal cloud service

http://bit.ly/1koFpmi

 


Other Coverage:

 

Street Wise Tech

F – Secure Anti-Virus – A free Virus protecting software

http://bit.ly/1moPlaN


-          Positive Review of F-Secure Anti Virus

-          “F-Secure Anti-Virus is one of the best anti-virus software programs ever developed…”

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July Coverage (31st)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 31st July.

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The Inquirer

Security researcher finds exploitable flaws in 14 major anti-virus engines

http://bit.ly/1oeegxi

Includes the reactive quote. F-Secure come off the best in this piece compared with other security vendors.


PC Advisor

Antivirus products riddled with security flaws, researcher says

http://bit.ly/1olr70R

Brief Mention of F-Secure

“During his SysScan talk, Koret disclosed vulnerabilities and some other security issues, like the lack of ASLR protection for some components, in antivirus products from Panda Security, Bitdefender, Kaspersky Lab, ESET, Sophos, Comodo, AVG, IKARUS Security Software, Doctor Web, MicroWorld Technologies, BKAV, Fortinet and ClamAV. However, he also claimed to have found vulnerabilities in the Avira, Avast, F-Prot and F-Secure antivirus products.”

 

IT Security Guru

US Department of Defence seeks $5 billion in cyber funding

http://bit.ly/UW89GZ

Mikko Hypponen quoted

Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at F-Secure, pointed out that the cyber operations budget for 2015 is 8.5 per cent larger than for 2014. “In any case, the budget for cyber operations is huge. For comparison, I believe DARPA’s budget is $3 billion, he said.

 

The Inquirer

Google updates Play store API for Android developers

http://bit.ly/1AOmCWx

Brief Mention of F-Secure

In April, F-Secure revealed that 99 percent of mobile malware came from the Android operating system, however of that, just two percent was found in the Google Play store. Up to one million Android users fell victim to a Bitcoin mining virus after downloading infected software.

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July Coverage (25th)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 25th July.

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SC Magazine UK

European Central Bank loses personal records after data breach

http://bit.ly/1pfUz9y

Antti Tikkanen quoted - Antti Tikkanen, director of security response at antivirus vendor F-Secure, said that the ECB had reacted quickly to the incident and praised the network segregation. “I think the ECB came out with quite a clear statement on what has happened, and explained what kind of data was lost. In general, the best option is not to store any data you fear you might lose. If you can't do that, then encrypt it. Sometimes all data simply can't be encrypted because of the way it's used. If only customer contact data was lost, they did a better job than average with segregation."

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July Coverage (17th)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 17th July.

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Street Wise Tech

F-Secure Anti-Virus – 2014 Edition

http://bit.ly/X8GGUj

Review of F-Secure Anti-Virus

“F-Secure Anti-Virus is one of the best anti-virus software programs ever developed…”

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July Coverage (9th)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 9th July.

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PCR (PRINT)

F-Secure SAFE Product Feature - Please

 

IT Security

CosmicDuke – does it highlight the difference between US, Russian and Chinese cyberspies?

http://bit.ly/1svWvya

Includes F-Secure CosmicDuke Announcement & Sean Sullivan Quoted

 

Fool.com

DOD Approval of iOS and Android Deal Another Blow to BlackBerry

http://bit.ly/1qJkKtx

Mention of Mobile Threat Report - “A study from security specialist F-Secure found that Android-based malware accounted for 97% of all mobile malware in 2013. The remaining 3% targeted Nokia's discontinued Symbian OS, while iOS, BlackBerry, and Microsoft Windows Phones accounted for 0% of all malware attacks.”

 

Families Online

Internet safety for children

http://bit.ly/1mHUxva

Allen Scott Quoted - "MD Allen Scott, MD of security experts F-Secure said: "We understand that many people are a bit lost when it comes to online protection, which is why we've compiled advice to give some guidance."

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July Coverage (1st)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 1st July.

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Microscope

F-Secure: Data security cloud concerns are ‘misplaced’

http://bit.ly/1vws1fy

 

V3

BlackEnergy spooks hacking government systems with bogus IT alerts

http://bit.ly/1oDH8D0

 

TechWorld

Energy providers hacked through malicious software updates

http://bit.ly/1o2bVaG

 

ComputerWorld UK

Energy providers hacked through malicious software updates

http://bit.ly/1jkhRPf

 

Yahoo! News

Russian hackers ‘target western power plants’

http://yhoo.it/1nafLkj

 

Sky News

Russian hackers ‘target western power plants’

http://bit.ly/1r5hJmp

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September Coverage (29th)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland Coverage from 29th Sept

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Yahoo News

Phoning 'home'- What your mobile phone may be giving away.

http://yhoo.it/1vt8H53

-Dangers of devices communicating users personal information without their knowledge or consent

-Miko Hyponnen quoted

 

Reuters

Phoning 'home'- What your mobile phone may be giving away.

http://reut.rs/Zn1zfJ

-Dangers of devices communicating users personal information without their knowledge or consent

-Miko Hyponnen quoted

 

Daily Mail

Phoning 'home'- What your mobile phone may be giving away.

http://dailym.ai/1qQHK5S

-Dangers of devices communicating users personal information without their knowledge or consent

-Miko Hyponnen quoted

 

UK Reuters

Phoning 'home'- What your mobile phone may be giving away.

http://reut.rs/1pnDgUH

-Dangers of devices communicating users personal information without their knowledge or consent

-Miko Hyponnen quoted

 

Bdnews24

Phoning 'home'- What your mobile phone may be giving away.

http://bit.ly/1otq68F

-Dangers of devices communicating users personal information without their knowledge or consent

-Miko Hyponnen quoted

 

TR Foundation

Phoning 'home'- What your mobile phone may be giving away.

http://tmsnrt.rs/1vrhPGq

-Dangers of devices communicating users personal information without their knowledge or consent

-Miko Hyponnen quoted

 

Selftrade

Phoning 'home'- What your mobile phone may be giving away.

http://bit.ly/1wTxteO

-Dangers of devices communicating users personal information without their knowledge or consent

-Miko Hyponnen quoted

 

Mail On Sunday

Phoning 'home'- What your mobile phone may be giving away.

http://dailym.ai/1sLyMOR

-Dangers of devices communicating users personal information without their knowledge or consent

-Miko Hyponnen quoted

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September Coverage (23rd)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland Coverage from 23rd Sept

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PC Advisor

15 best antivirus for PC and laptop: 2014's best antivirus for protection, performance value, and free best antivirus

http://bit.ly/1h2TYn4

-Informative article on anti virus

-15 best anti virus for PC and laptop listed

-F-Secure SAFE received 4.5/5 stars

 

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September Coverage (17th September)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland Coverage from 17th Sept

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Web User Magazine

F-Secure Key Password Manager Review

(Please contact F-Secure for clipping)

- Received 3/5 stars

 

Web User Magazine

Security Helpdesk

(Please contact F-Secure for clipping)

-Readers Q&A session with Sean Sullivan, security expert at F-Secure

 

PTA Plus

F-Secure SAFE

-Article promoting digital safety outlines F-Secure SAFE's features

 

BBC News

Tomorrows cities- what happens when the lights go out?

http://bbc.in/1CV0pqW

-Feature on hacking smart cities, as a result of an interview with Antti Tikkanen.

-"Security firm F-Secure has seen a rise in the number of attacks on so-called Scada (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems used by the gas, electricity and water industries..."

 

Trusted Reviews

25 varieties of Malware, aimed at MAC OS this year

http://bit.ly/Zpvhk0

- Security threat report from F-secure

 

SC Magazine

One million pieces of malware and counting...

http://bit.ly/1mahLez

-Threat Report

 

 

 

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September Coverage (2nd September)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland Coverage from 2nd September

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Virus Bulletin

Sribzi kernel-mode spambot reappears as Pitou

http://bit.ly/1tsMt4G

-In Nov 2007, Kimmo Kaslin of F-secure co-wrote an article analysing Sribzi trojan, which has made a return.

-The was sourced from F-secure Blogs

 

Gizmodo

The Terrible Evolution of ATM Skimmers

http://bit.ly/Wa5lXa

-Includes images from Mikko Hyponnen's twitter feed

 

 

 

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August Coverage (27th)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland Coverage from 27th August

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The Register

Stiffed by Synolocker ransomware crims? Try F-Secure’s python tool

http://bit.ly/1nwRS3o

-Security firm F-Secure has released a tool to decrypt data scrambled by the Synolocker malware

-Quote from F-Secure lab blog

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August Coverage (14th)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland Coverage from 14th August

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IT Security Guru

Stuxnet vulnerability remains unpatched by XP users

http://bit.ly/1t25xCZ

 

QuoWindows vulnerability exploited by Stuxnet remains unpatched
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August Coverage (12th)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland Coverage from 12th August

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Info Security Magazine:

BlackHat 2014: Government no longer Sci-Fi, says Hyponnen

http://bit.ly/1rmr5cu

-Mikko Hyponnen, chief researcher at F-Secure, discusses increasing threat of government sponsored malware

 

V3:

CosmicDuke hackers caught hitting UK government systems

http://bit.ly/1og7WpP

-CosmicDuke, a new form of malware- first uncovered by researchers at F-secure

-Sean Sullivan, F-Secure security analyst is quoted 

-CosmicDuke is one of many advanced threats recently discovered

 

Huffington Post

Emergency Data Retention Legislation: I have nothing to hide, so why should I care?

http://huff.to/1mhxsd3

-by Allen Scott-MD at F-Secure UK

-British Govt announces new legislation  making Internet service providers phone networks collect phone call, text and Internet history browsing data.

 

Crazy Engineers

F-Secure Freedome VPN App for Andriod and iOS lets you browse internet anonymously.

http://bit.ly/1mJdOI4

Article covering Freedome

 

 

 

 

 

 

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August Coverage (4th)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 4th August

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Broadband TV News

F-Secure secures new Virgin cloud

http://bit.ly/1pT26vh

Mentions Virgin Media cloud as provided by F-Secure

Quote from Joe Lathan, Director of Broadband at Virgin Media

 

Mobile Web User

Norton vs. F-Secure Anti-Virus – Which of the two matches your needs?

http://bit.ly/1orhxOs

Review comparison of Norton Anti-Virus vs. F-Secure

Although both products are given both advantages and disadvantages, F-Secure’s review is more positive due to value for money, ability to use across all types of devices, highly secure etc.

 

IT Pro Portal

US requests $5b in extra funding to bolster cybercrime defences

http://bit.ly/1khgbGo

Mikko Hypponen quoted

Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at F-Secure, indicated that the cyber operations budget for 2015 will be 8.5 per cent larger than 2014 and this was how he arrived at the $5 billion [£3 billion] figure above, adding, “In any case, the budget for cyber operations is huge. For comparison, I believe DARPA’s budget is $3 billion [£1.8 billion].”

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July Coverage (29th)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 29th July.

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Digit (India)

F-Secure's Freedome app lets you surf web anonymously

http://bit.ly/1xtsTT6

F-Secure Country Manager (India and SAARC) Amit Nath quoted. “F-Secure says Freedome app is an ideal choice to deal with the cyber snooping…”

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July Coverage (23rd)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 23rd July.

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Infosecurity

Zeus-like Kronos Banking Trojan Flogged for $7,000

http://bit.ly/1tmlOGp

“It looks like it may be a spinoff from the Carperb banking Trojan, for which the source was leaked to public domain a year ago, but this has not been confirmed yet,” F-Secure director of security response, Antti Tikkanen, told Infosecurity. “It remains to be seen if Kronos gets buyers from the underground market, and if the features are as advertised.”

 

Infosecurity

Nasdaq Hackers Used Two Zero Days But Motives a Mystery

http://bit.ly/1k5hV5E

F-Secure director of security response, Antti Tikkanen argued that there’s not enough publically available information to deduce that Moscow had a hand in the attack. “Zero-days are one indication that the attacker has more resources than on average, but it’s not always the case that zero-days indicate a nation-state actor,” he told Infosecurity. “I think in Nasdaq, along with other high-value targets, are now better equipped than they were in 2010. Are they well-enough equipped to be safe from skilled attackers? Probably not.”

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July Coverage (16th)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 16th July.

F-Secure UK's insight:

 

Huffington Post

Emergency data retention legislation: I have nothing to hide, so why should I care?

http://huff.to/1mhxsd3

(Article by Allen Scott)

 

Infosecurity

Zeus-like Kronos banking trojan flogged for $7,000

http://bit.ly/1yqcIYY

(With comment from Antti Tikkanen)

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July Coverage (8th)

July Coverage (8th) | F-Secure Coverage (UK) | Scoop.it

F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 8th July.

F-Secure UK's insight:

 

Computer World UK

MiniDuke state cyber-weapon re-used Russian 'Cosmu' Trojan, F-Secure says

http://bit.ly/1jkiYOX

Includes F-Secure CosmicDuke/MiniDuke Announcement & Sean Sullivan Quote - "At the moment, crimeware which targets consumers is under attack by international law enforcement. It is quite possible that the displaced crimeware vendors found a new buyer of information," speculated F-Secure security advisor, Sean Sullivan.

 

Gamer Headlines

Free Avast Vs F-Secure which one is the better AntiVirus?

http://bit.ly/1r5io7F

"Let’s begin with perhaps the most significant difference between the two programs – Avast includes a Virtual Sandbox feature, whereas F-Secure does not ... “Incase anyone is starting to feel a little sort for F-Secure, they do have the best and most user friendly control panel and also include parental controls for those happy to let their kids surf alone online. For some users this will be an important consideration, and while Avast has a perfectly functional interface it does not offer such filtering ... "In regards to customer service and support F-Secure have an excellent reputation not just for being typically able to resolve issues swiftly but also in being really simple to get in touch with. They offer not just phone or online form submission (As Avast does), but also email and chat ... “Those looking for a clean, deceptively powerful, family and customer friendly product may find their heads turned towards F-Secure.”


Reuters (UK)

REFILE-Israel's Nation-E sees revenue of up to $400 mln by year end

http://reut.rs/1qR0JTv

“Researchers with F-Secure of Finland and Symantec reported last week that they believe the "Energetic Bear" hacking group was behind a campaign to infect energy and industrial firms with malicious software.”

 

International Business Times

CosmicDuke: The Latest Strand to Russia’s Cyber-Espionage Campaign

http://bit.ly/1qR0KH6

Includes F-Secure CosmicDuke Announcement

 

V3

CosmicDuke malware threat uncovered by F-Secure

http://bit.ly/1og7WpP

Includes F-Secure CosmicDuke Announcement

 

InfoSecurity Magazine

CosmicDuke Combines Infamous Malware to Harvest User Data

http://bit.ly/1t6eJun

Includes F-Secure CosmicDuke Announcement

 

IT Pro Portal

MiniDuke hackers now targeting drug dealers as well as government agencies

http://bit.ly/1owwDQ5

Includes F-Secure CosmicDuke Announcement

 

The Register

So which miscreants wrote the CosmicDuke info-slurping nasty?

http://bit.ly/1tiDuU1

Includes F-Secure CosmicDuke Announcement & Tirmo Hirvonen (Labs Blog) Quoted -  "Moreover, we found that the loader was updated at some point, and both malware families took the updated loader into use," a blog post by F-Secure security researcher Timo Hirvonen explains. "Since Cosmu is the first malware known to share code with MiniDuke, we decided to name the samples showing this amalgamation of the MiniDuke-derived loader and Cosmu-derived payload as CosmicDuke."

 

Yahoo! News (UK) / Reuters / News RT / Cripps Sears

U.S government asks firms to check networks after “Energetic Bear” attacks

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Sean Sullivan Quoted - “The Department of Homeland Security's Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team, or ICS-CERT, issued the request after researchers with F-Secure … “ “The request follows another alert last week on Havex from ICS-CERT, which said that the agency and F-Secure had learned that the malicious software was designed to send a map of the network infrastructure back to the hackers' command-and-control server.” “F-Secure and Symantec said they believed the malicious software had so far only being used for spying, but that it had the capability to be used for sabotage. "They are scanning and mapping out industrial control system networks," said F-Secure researcher Sean Sullivan. "They are probably passing on the ones that are of interest to other groups."

 

The IET.org

US companies warned against “Energetic Bear” virus

http://bit.ly/1vVskkd

Sean Sullivan Quoted - (As above)

 

Graham Cluley

Dragonfly hackers target 1000 Western energy firms, industrial control systems

http://bit.ly/1owwT1A

“Meanwhile, F-Secure has claimed that the attackers used a remote access trojan (RAT) named Havex to hunt for vulnerable industrial control systems (ICS) with a view to ultimately accessing critical infrastructure used to manage electrical, water, oil, gas and data supplies.”

 

CDR Info

FBI Cleanups GameOver Zeus, Cryptolocker Botnets

http://bit.ly/1owwUm5

Brief Mention

“Technical assistance was provided by Dell SecureWorks and CrowdStrike. Numerous other companies also provided assistance, including facilitating efforts by victims to remediate the damage to their computers inflicted by Gameover Zeus. These companies include Microsoft Corporation, Abuse.ch, Afilias, F-Secure, Level 3 Communications, McAfee, Neustar, Shadowserver, Anubis Networks, Symantec, Heimdal Security, Sophos and Trend Micro.”

 

V3

Evolved Cridex cyber attack found with 50,000 stolen credentials

http://bit.ly/1qR0Z4W

“Cridex is one of many old attack tools to receive a technical upgrade in recent weeks. Researchers at F-Secure uncovered a fresh BlackEnergy hack campaign believed to be targeting European governments with a wave of spear-phishing emails masquerading as IT alerts in June.”

 

Oil Price

U.S. Urges Energy Companies To Be On Guard Against Russian Cyberattacks

http://bit.ly/VDtWnI

“The group is known to private malware researchers as “Energetic Bear” because it operates during Russian working hours and mostly targets Western energy companies. The U.S. security firm Symantec and F-Secure of Finland report that the group was responsible for an effort to implant the Havex Trojan infect in their victims’ computers” … “Symantec and F-Secure say the malware ordinarily is used only for spying, but can be modified to sabotage a machine.”

 

The Register

Wondering where our story on Russians hacking energy companies is?

http://bit.ly/1tiDDHj

Links to previous article which mentions F-Secure: Attackers fling Stuxnet-style RATs at critical control software in EUROPE

 

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Russian Hackers “Could Disrupt Power Supply

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Brief Mention - “Finnish security firm F-Secure has said that in the past six months the group has become more sophisticated and aggressive.”

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