News – March 2017


  • Yahoo: 32 Million Accounts Accessed via Cookie Forging Attack

    March 2, 2017

    An unauthorized third party accessed the company’s proprietary code and learned how to forge cookies. Yahoo believes this is the same actor that caused the 2014 data breach. “The outside forensic experts have identified approximately 32 million user accounts for which they believe forged cookies were used or taken in 2015 and 2016,” Yahoo discloses in ...

  • Dridex Banking Trojan Gains ‘AtomBombing’ Code Injection Ability to Evade Detection

    March 1, 2017

    Security researchers have discovered a new variant of Dridex – one of the most nefarious banking Trojans actively targeting financial sector – with a new, sophisticated code injection technique and evasive capabilities called “AtomBombing.” On Tuesday, Magal Baz, security researcher at Trusteer IBM disclosed new research, exposing the new Dridex version 4, which is the latest ...

  • Fighting cyber crimes in offshore oil and gas industry

    March 1, 2017

    Cyber crime costs offshore oil and gas companies millions each year in lost business and damaged equipment, a cyber attack on critical infrastructure, such as an oil rig, can result in more than just lost revenue but it can be catastrophic for the environment and have far reaching impacts. However, cyber security on actual installations is ...

  • New Global Cybersecurity Report Reveals Misaligned Incentives, Executive Overconfidence Create Advantages for Attacker

    March 1, 2017

    Intel Security, in partnership with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), today released “Tilting the Playing Field: How Misaligned Incentives Work Against Cybersecurity,” a global report and survey revealing three categories of misaligned incentives: corporate structures versus the free flow of criminal enterprises; strategy versus implementation; and senior executives versus those in implementation ...