Monthly Archives: November 2013

Healthcare.gov Gets Fuzzed Amid General Condemnation by Security Professionals

As the flagship effort of President Obama’s terms in office, and a massive new repository of personal financial and medical information, Healthcare.gov was already a huge cyber attack target before the site even went live. The technical difficulties many users … Continue reading

Cyber Threats to the Global Oil Supply Chain

The Federation of American Scientists has published a paper detailing threats to the global oil supply chain. Rounding out a list of major regional and geopolitical threats to the global oil infrastructure, the risks of SCADA and other attacks on … Continue reading

Adobe’s Credential Security Failure is Impacting Other Web Services, Becoming Password Cracker’s Dream Come True

The breaches in Adobe’s databases, which were exposed by Hold Security and publicized by security journalist Brian Krebs have continued to have significant impacts beyond the company itself. In addition to the public release of extensive amounts of source code … Continue reading

The Sunshop Digital Quartermaster – a State Cyber-Espionage Armory?

Cyber-security research firm FireEye has published a new report alleging that there may be a single actor providing important code development resources to as many as 11 separate APT campaigns. All of the tools have been written using a Chinese … Continue reading

Terrorism, War, and Cyber (in)Security

José de Arimatéia da Cruz has published an article in the Small Wars Journal regarding Cyberterrorism.

Red October(?) Evolves, Hits Finnish Foreign Ministry

The Red October RAT (Remote Access Tool) which has been extensively analyzed by Kaspersky appears to have continued its development. The Finnish Foreign Ministry has disclosed that they were the victims of a penetration attack going on over four years. … Continue reading