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Simda botnet taken down in global operation

Simda botnet taken down in global operation | Ciberseguridad + Inteligencia | Scoop.it

The Simda botnet, believed to have infected more than 770,000 computers worldwide, has been targeted in a global operation.

 

In a series of simultaneous actions around the world, on Thursday 9 April, 10 command and control servers were seized in the Netherlands, with additional servers taken down in the US, Russia, Luxembourg and Poland.

 

The operation involved officers from the Dutch National High Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU) in the Netherlands, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the US, the Police Grand-Ducale Section Nouvelles Technologies in Luxembourg, and the Russian Ministry of the Interior’s Cybercrime Department “K” supported by the INTERPOL National Central Bureau in Moscow.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Botnet

 

 

 

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 13, 8:17 AM

The Simda botnet, believed to have infected more than 770,000 computers worldwide, has been targeted in a global operation.


In a series of simultaneous actions around the world, on Thursday 9 April, 10 command and control servers were seized in the Netherlands, with additional servers taken down in the US, Russia, Luxembourg and Poland.


The operation involved officers from the Dutch National High Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU) in the Netherlands, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the US, the Police Grand-Ducale Section Nouvelles Technologies in Luxembourg, and the Russian Ministry of the Interior’s Cybercrime Department “K” supported by the INTERPOL National Central Bureau in Moscow.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Botnet


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It's Only the Beginning: The Internet R.I.P. (Mikko Hypponen) - YouTube

It's only the beginning - Security expert Mikko Hypponen warns about the monster we have created with our connected world.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, January 21, 9:35 PM

Chilling.

Allan Shaw's curator insight, January 22, 5:05 PM

I'm not sure how to react to this YouTube clip. It is worth watching and reflecting. Perhaps all I can do is be more careful, read user agreements, not use 'free' services where my privacy and data are traded and influence others to do the same.

Polly A. Sheppard's curator insight, January 23, 6:00 PM

This really gives you something to think about!

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Attackers use reflection techniques for larger DDoS attacks

Attackers use reflection techniques for larger DDoS attacks | Ciberseguridad + Inteligencia | Scoop.it
Akamai announced a new global DDoS attack report, which shows that in Q1, DDoS attackers relied less upon traditional botnet infection in fa...

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Britain Launches National Crime Agency

Britain Launches National Crime Agency | Ciberseguridad + Inteligencia | Scoop.it
The United Kingdom has launched the new National Crime Agency (NCA), dubbed by some the “British FBI.” The law enforcement agency is tas...

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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 7, 2013 6:03 AM

 

The law enforcement agency is tasked with pursuing organized crime, including cybercriminals, international fraudsters, cross-border criminal networks and gangs, and child abusers that hide in the deep web.


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Malware Alert: Please Update Your Expired Dropbox Password

Malware Alert: Please Update Your Expired Dropbox Password | Ciberseguridad + Inteligencia | Scoop.it

Dropbox users are advised to be on the lookout for emails entitled “Please update your Expired Dropbox Password.”

 

Experts warn that cybercriminals are sending out such

 

===> scam notifications in an effort to distribute malware. <===

 


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Estelblau's curator insight, October 4, 2013 12:45 PM

Thanks for the advice @knolinfos!

Randi Thompson's curator insight, October 4, 2013 5:47 PM

If you use Dropbox and are getting these notifications, they are hackers!   

Philip Verghese 'Ariel's curator insight, October 6, 2013 8:32 AM

Dropbox users are advised to be on the lookout for emails entitled “Please update your Expired Dropbox Password.”

 

Experts warn that cybercriminals are sending out such

 

===> scam notifications in an effort to distribute malware. <===

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Do these 3 essential security tasks for your family today

Do these 3 essential security tasks for your family today | Ciberseguridad + Inteligencia | Scoop.it
You're probably your family's 24/7 IT support desk, switching the printer off and on again, locating the missing internet...

Make your life easier and your family safer - kick off National Cybe...

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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 1, 2013 12:06 PM

 

 

 

BTW: it's ALSO "European Cyber-Security Month".

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/category/get-smart-with-5-minutes-tutorials/

 

The hashtags for Twitter are:

 

#NCSAM

#ECSM

#CyberSecMonth

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, October 1, 2013 12:11 PM

 

BTW: it's ALSO "European Cyber-Security Month".

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/category/get-smart-with-5-minutes-tutorials/

 

The hashtags for Twitter are:

 

#NCSAM

#ECSM

#CyberSecMonth

 

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Infosecurity - Apple iOS 7: A Security Overview

Infosecurity - Apple iOS 7: A Security Overview | Ciberseguridad + Inteligencia | Scoop.it
Apple's new iOS 7, pre-loaded on the new iPhone 5s and 5c, is also available for download to older devices. It is said to include more than 200 new features – here we look at some of the security aspects and issues.

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ISC Diary | Macs need to patch too!

ISC Diary | Macs need to patch too! | Ciberseguridad + Inteligencia | Scoop.it

Macs need to patch too!, Author: Swa Frantzen

 

E.g. a Trojan was recently discoverd that targets Macs with unpatched java flaws. See the Intego writeup.


Not only that.  Microsft Office, Adobe Flash, shockwave, reader or acrobat all need to get update too.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 10, 2013 6:00 PM

 

E.g. a Trojan was recently discoverd that targets Macs with unpatched java flaws. See the Intego writeup.


Not only that.  Microsft Office, Adobe Flash, shockwave, reader or acrobat all need to get update too.


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Huge Botnet Found Using Tor Network for Communications

Huge Botnet Found Using Tor Network for Communications | Ciberseguridad + Inteligencia | Scoop.it
In the wake of the revelations surrounding the NSA's domestic surveillance and intelligence-gathering operations, security experts said there would likely be a natural uptick in the usage of privac...

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Obad.a Trojan now being distributed via mobile botnets

Obad.a Trojan now being distributed via mobile botnets | Ciberseguridad + Inteligencia | Scoop.it
In late May we reported on the details of Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad.a, the most sophisticated mobile Trojan to date. At the time we had almost no information about how this piece of malware gets onto mobile devices.

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83% Of Mobile Apps Are Risky

83% Of Mobile Apps Are Risky | Ciberseguridad + Inteligencia | Scoop.it
Summer 2013 App Reputation Report to examine the hidden behaviors behind free and paid mobile apps

 

The cloud-based, fully automated Appthority App Risk Management Service performed static, dynamic and behavioral app analysis on the 400 most popular free and paid apps on the iOS and Android platforms.

 

  

Appthority analyzed each app for particular behaviors within a test environment

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Highlights from the App Reputation Report are:

 

- Overall, 83% of the most popular apps are associated with security risks and privacy issues.

 

- iOS apps exhibited more risky behaviors than Android apps. 91% of iOS apps exhibit at least one risky behavior, as compared to 80% of Android apps.

 

- 95% of the top free apps and 77.5% of the top paid apps exhibited at least one risky behavior.

 

- 78% of the most popular free Android apps identify the user's ID (UDID).

 

- Even though Apple prohibits its developers from accessing the UDID, 5.5% of the tested iOS apps still do.

 

- 72% of the top free apps track for the user's location, compared to 41% of paid apps.

 

- Although paid apps already generate revenue when downloaded, 59% of paid iOS and 24% of paid Android apps still support in-app purchasing.

 

- Furthermore, 39% of paid iOS and 16% of paid Android apps still share data with ad networks.

 


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Use Android? You’re Probably Giving Google All Your Wifi Passwords

Use Android? You’re Probably Giving Google All Your Wifi Passwords | Ciberseguridad + Inteligencia | Scoop.it

And the passwords are in plaintext, too. When you format an Android phone and set it up on first run, after you login to your Google account and restore your backup, it immediately connects to wifi using a saved password. There’s no sort of password hash that your Android phone could send your router to authenticate besides the password itself.

 

 

Oh, and Google is part of NSA’s Prism program. If an NSA analyst, or likely someone from CIA or even FBI (Prism is a “team sport”), asks Google for information about you, your house’s and office’s wifi passwords are likely included in that data. Without a warrant.


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Why You Need Mac Antivirus Software

Why You Need Mac Antivirus Software | Ciberseguridad + Inteligencia | Scoop.it
From social networking to online shopping, banking, and surfing the web – precautions are needed to ensure our phones and our information are safe from malware attacks and cybercriminals. Learn more about smartphone security.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 7, 2013 5:01 AM

 

Why You Need Mac Antivirus Software.

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/apple-mac-ios4-ipad-iphone-and-in-security

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, July 7, 2013 5:04 AM

 

Why You Need Mac Antivirus Software.

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/apple-mac-ios4-ipad-iphone-and-in-security

 

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Metadata Can Expose Person’s Identity Even Without Name | MIT Research | Privacy

Metadata Can Expose Person’s Identity Even Without Name | MIT Research | Privacy | Ciberseguridad + Inteligencia | Scoop.it
Shopping habits can expose a person’s identity even when he or she is a nameless customer in a database of anonymous credit-card records, according to a study that shows the power of so-called metadata to circumvent privacy protections.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/privacy-in-the-digital-world-shouldnt-we-talk-about-it/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 30, 3:32 PM
Shopping habits can expose a person’s identity even when he or she is a nameless customer in a database of anonymous credit-card records, according to a study that shows the power of so-called metadata to circumvent privacy protections.


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Teaching About Cybersecurity: Taking Steps to Improve Online Safety and Prevent Data Breaches

Teaching About Cybersecurity: Taking Steps to Improve Online Safety and Prevent Data Breaches | Ciberseguridad + Inteligencia | Scoop.it
In this lesson, students will learn about the extent of cyberattacks just in the past year and the risks they pose for companies, governments and individuals.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Video

 

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/get-smart-with-5-minutes-tutorialsit-securitypart-1-browsers/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/05/03/update-your-third-party-applications/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/cyber-hygiene-ict-hygiene-for-population-education-and-business/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/why-cybersecurity-starts-at-home-and-is-concerning-all-of-us/

 


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Belkin WeMo flaws could allow remote control of home electronics | Internet Of Things

Belkin WeMo flaws could allow remote control of home electronics | Internet Of Things | Ciberseguridad + Inteligencia | Scoop.it
Researchers at IOActive discovered the vulnerabilities in Belkins WeMo home automation devices.

 

Belkin's website advertises four WeMo home automation devices, which allow users to manage a number of home electronics, including light switches, heaters, fans, lamps or stereos. After downloading WeMo apps compatible with Android and iPhones, users are able to remotely control or monitor devices while out of the house.

 

The WeMo Insight Switch, for instance, sends information to users about energy usage of home devices, like A/C units, TVs and washing machines.

 

“The vulnerabilities found within the Belkin WeMo devices expose users to several potentially costly threats, from home fires with possible tragic consequences to the simple waste of electricity,” the Tuesday release from IOActive said.

 

The firm also added that other attacks, impacting users' computers and mobile devices, could be scaled via the WeMo flaws.

 


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'Two million' monitor web in China

'Two million' monitor web in China | Ciberseguridad + Inteligencia | Scoop.it
More than two million people in China are employed by the government to monitor web activity, state media say, providing a rare glimpse into how the state tries to control the internet.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 5, 2013 6:51 AM

 

They are "strictly to gather and analyse public opinions on microblog sites and compile reports for decision-makers", it said. It also added details about how some of these monitors work.


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Researchers sinkhole half a million ZeroAccess bots

Researchers sinkhole half a million ZeroAccess bots | Ciberseguridad + Inteligencia | Scoop.it
In a race against time and ZeroAccess developers and botmasters, Symantec researchers managed to sinkhole a large chunk of the infamous P2P-...

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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 1, 2013 12:51 PM

 

"A key feature of the ZeroAccess botnet is its use of a peer-to-peer C&C communications architecture, which gives the botnet a high degree of availability and redundancy," the researchers explained in a blog post. 


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How to avoid being one of the "73%" of WordPress sites vulnerable to attack

How to avoid being one of the "73%" of WordPress sites vulnerable to attack | Ciberseguridad + Inteligencia | Scoop.it
Researchers have concluded that 73% of the 40,000 most popular websites that use WordPress software are vulnerable to attack. But they admit they might be wrong. Even so, they still highlight an im...

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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 27, 2013 9:07 AM

 

73.2% of the most popular WordPress installations are vulnerable to vulnerabilities which can be detected using free automated tools.


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=WordPress


Gust MEES's curator insight, September 27, 2013 9:10 AM

 

73.2% of the most popular WordPress installations are vulnerable to vulnerabilities which can be detected using free automated tools.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=WordPress

  
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Aged, vulnerable Java, Flash abound, Websense finds

Aged, vulnerable Java, Flash abound, Websense finds | Ciberseguridad + Inteligencia | Scoop.it
Businesses are still ignoring the threat posed by out-of-date versions of Java, with barely one in five running the latest version during August, security firm Websense has reported.

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The ugly state of password security in the cloud

The ugly state of password security in the cloud | Ciberseguridad + Inteligencia | Scoop.it
I reviewed more than 130 cloud and SaaS services and the results were a bit unexpected.

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Infographic: Q&A on Information Security Workforce

Infographic: Q&A on Information Security Workforce | Ciberseguridad + Inteligencia | Scoop.it
(ISC)2 conducted a worldwide survey in the last quarter of 2012 called 2013 Global Information Security Workforce Study. Our newest infographic presents some of the study’s highlights in an easy-to-read question & answer format.

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USB flash drives masquerading as keyboards mean more BYOD security headaches

USB flash drives masquerading as keyboards mean more BYOD security headaches | Ciberseguridad + Inteligencia | Scoop.it

 

 

Hackers have come up with an ingenious way to bypass the Microsoft's AutoRun protection measures present on Windows 7 and Windows 8 by making the flash drive pretend it's a keyboard.

 

 

 

 

===> Think you're safe because you use OS X or Linux? Think again! There are devices being marketed that claim to be able to get infiltrate these operating systems too. <===

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 30, 2013 4:45 PM

 

===> Think you're safe because you use OS X or Linux? Think again! There are devices being marketed that claim to be able to get infiltrate these operating systems too. <===

 

Nobody Is Perfect!!!

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, July 30, 2013 4:48 PM

 

===> Think you're safe because you use OS X or Linux? Think again! There are devices being marketed that claim to be able to get infiltrate these operating systems too. <===

 

Nobody Is Perfect!!!

 

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New Report Suggests the Cost of Cybercrime is Nearly Unknowable | MIT Technology Review

New Report Suggests the Cost of Cybercrime is Nearly Unknowable | MIT Technology Review | Ciberseguridad + Inteligencia | Scoop.it
A new report gives a wide range for what cybercrime and espionage actually cost the United States and the world.

 

A new report basically says figuring out the cost of cybercrime and espionage is nearly impossible. It says U.S. losses might be as low as $20 billion or as high as $140 billion.

 

“A very crude extrapolation would be to take this ($20 billion to $140 billion) range for the U.S., which accounts for a little more than a fifth of global economic activity, and come up with a range of $100 billion to $500 billion for global losses,” says the report, by the security company McAfee and a Washington think-tank, the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

 

But that range is essentially a wild guess.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 23, 2013 4:08 PM

 

A new report basically says figuring out the cost of cybercrime and espionage is nearly impossible. It says U.S. losses might be as low as $20 billion or as high as $140 billion.

 

“A very crude extrapolation would be to take this ($20 billion to $140 billion) range for the U.S., which accounts for a little more than a fifth of global economic activity, and come up with a range of $100 billion to $500 billion for global losses,” says the report, by the security company McAfee and a Washington think-tank, the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

 

But that range is essentially a wild guess.

 

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Club Nintendo site hacked, customer data exposed

Club Nintendo site hacked, customer data exposed | Ciberseguridad + Inteligencia | Scoop.it
Game console maker's Web site with 4 million members in Japan was breached and personal data such as e-mail addresses exposed, but the company did not confirm if the information had been misused.

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