SANS Institute will debut its significantly revised FOR408: Windows Forensic course at the SANS Digital Forensics and Incident Response Training Event taking place in Monterey, Calif., March 5-10. Course attendees will learn about never-before-seen tools and techniques necessary to conduct critical Windows analysis on the latest Windows operating system platforms.
The investigative process has been anything but easy, normally requiring that organizations hire outside contractors to conduct forensic investigation and rely on those third parties to deliver actionable evidence. Yet, HR has the most to gain from the process and arguably offers the least path to resistance for an investigative event.
A new Trojan called OSX/CoinThief.A is stealing Bitcoins from unsuspecting Mac OS X users. SecureMac has discovered the virus circulating in the wild, covertly spying on users’ web browsing traffic in order to steal login credentials for the wallets used to store the virtual currency.
The high-profile MtGox bitcoin exchange remains partially disabled as the company works to address a security flaw which critics say should have been fixed months ago. Meanwhile, MtGox has seen Bitcoin value on its exchange drop significantly as unrest amongst customers is growing.
The Winter Olympics in Sochi are under way, and there have been cyber risks awaiting visitors and viewers. But what about the ones awaiting the visiting media representatives? The use of private wireless access points is forbidden, and there's no explanation of why.
Prolexic Technologies has issued a high alert DDoS attack threat advisory on the DNS Flooder v1.1 toolkit. The toolkit makes it faster and easier for malicious actors to launch crippling reflection attacks and will likely be widely adopted in the DDoS-as-a-Service market, potentially increasing the number of attacks.
A group of high-level, nation-state attackers has been targeting government agencies, embassies, diplomatic offices and energy companies with a cyberespionage campaign for more than five years that researchers say is the most sophisticated APT operation they’ve seen to date. The attack is dubbed the Mask, or “Careto” (Spanish for “Ugly Face” or “Mask”).
Intelligence officials investigating how Edward Snowden gained access to a huge trove of the country’s most highly classified documents say they have determined that he used inexpensive and widely available software to “scrape” the National Security Agency’s networks, and kept at it even after he was briefly challenged by agency officials.
A Snowden-style finance whistleblower, who seems to have grown a conscience, has blown the whistle on Barclays bank for the loss and subsequent misuse of 27,000 files of detailed personal data on customers and potential customers. Those files reached the hands of rogue traders known as "spank shops."
California State Senator Mark Leno has introduced a bill that, if passed, will require makers of mobile communications devices sold in the state after January 1, 2015 to include technology that can render such devices inoperable when lost or stolen. The mandated technology, commonly referred to as a "kill switch," may be implemented in software or hardware, but must be able to survive a factory reset.
Recent stories have reminded the public that the leading operating system in ATMs (Automated Teller Machines) in the US is ... Windows XP. At first you might think this is grounds for panic and finger-pointing and there's something to that. But it's much less of a crisis than you might think.
Apparently for the first time, state laws are being wielded against heavy Bitcoin traders. Florida prosecutors have charged three men, saying that their use of a site called localbitcoins.com violates laws against unlicensed money transmitters.
CyanLine, a New Jersey-based company dedicated to the prevention, detection, and investigation of cyber crimes, has announced that its computer forensic imaging system, FDAS, now enables “cloud-based forensics.” With the addition of network capability, FDAS can transmit directly to a secure SANS environment to allow investigators to collaborate on evidentiary images.
A top U.S. financial regulator on Thursday told lawmakers that retailers and other companies that deal with customer payments should have the same obligation as banks to report data breaches.
Stepping up to fight the cyber war, Microsoft unveiled a new state of the art Cybercrime Center specifically designed to battle botnets, malware and other various forms of internet crime. Inside its new headquarters, Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) is actively disrupting some of the most serious cybercrime threats currently facing modern society.