A peek into North Korea’s Internet

So, North Korea’s Internet went down. What is it like anyway? For most North Koreans, it’s nonexistent. There are only 1,024 known IP addresses in the entire country. The Internet is typically reserved for government officials, a few foreign ambassadors and outside assistance groups, according to a North Korean defector-turned-journalist. By comparison, the United States …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.darknessgate.com/2014/12/24/a-peek-into-north-koreas-internet/

Inside DPRK’s Unit 121

Military planners and security experts have intensified their shouts of concern about the development of cyber weapons and the distinct possibility of a cyber war. Cyber warfare is not new. It has been in modern military doctrine for the past decade not to mention the number of terrorist groups who have threatened the use of …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.darknessgate.com/2014/12/21/inside-dprks-unit-121/

Spear-phishers grab emails from internet overseer ICANN

Spear-phishers managed to lure several employees at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to give up their login details, the organisation said in a release published on Tuesday. ICANN, which oversees the internet’s address system, said that starting late last month, the attackers crafted email messages to look like they came from …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.darknessgate.com/2014/12/19/spear-phishers-grab-emails-from-internet-overseer-icann/

New Zeus variant targets users of 150 banks

A new variant of the infamous Zeus banking and information-stealing Trojan has been created to target the users of over 150 different banks and 20 payment systems in 15 countries, including the UK, the US, Russia, Spain and Japan. Chthonic, as the variant has been named by Kaspersky Lab researchers, shares a lot of similarities …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.darknessgate.com/2014/12/19/new-zeus-variant-targets-users-of-150-banks/

How North Korea, one of the world’s poorest countries, got so good at hacking

Even before a US government investigation confirmed suspicions that North Korea was behind the massive cyberattack on Sony Pictures, everybody has seemed to be asking the same question about even the possibility of North Korean responsibility. Can one of the poorest countries in the world, a country that has isolated itself into technological backwardness, where …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.darknessgate.com/2014/12/19/how-north-korea-one-of-the-worlds-poorest-countries-got-so-good-at-hacking/

eBook: Cybersecurity for Dummies

APTs have changed the world of enterprise security and how networks and organizations are attacked. These threats, and the cybercriminals behind them, are experts at remaining hidden from traditional security while exhibiting an intelligence, resiliency, and patience that has never been seen before. Controlling these threats requires multiple security disciplines working together in context. While …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.darknessgate.com/2014/12/19/ebook-cybersecurity-for-dummies/

Inside North Korea’s scrappy, masterful cyberstrategy

Sony Pictures Entertainment has canceled the Christmas Day release of “The Interview” amid threats of a widespread attack from hackers, who U.S. intelligence officials say were working for North Korea. But how does a poverty-stricken country with unreliable electricity even accumulate cyber-capabilities to level an international corporation the size of Sony? North Korea is a …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.darknessgate.com/2014/12/19/inside-north-koreas-scrappy-masterful-cyberstrategy/

Cyber attacks live Map

Every second, Norse collects and analyzes live threat intelligence from darknets in hundreds of locations in over 40 countries. The attacks shown are based on a small subset of live flows against the Norse honeypot infrastructure, representing actual worldwide cyber attacks by bad actors. At a glance, one can see which countries are aggressors or …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.darknessgate.com/2014/12/18/cyber-attacks-lie-map/

Download our Forensic eBook – Expert Evidence: Recent Cases

Previously available in limited hard-cover edition, this eBook is the product of the KordaMentha Forensic team combing through more than 1,000 recent cases to identify 140 relevant to principles of expert evidence, and to produce case reviews on over 30 of the most interesting of these. Each case review provides a short background of the …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.darknessgate.com/2014/12/18/download-forensic-ebook-expert-evidence-recent-cases/

Top 2014 cyberattacks attacks and how to avoid them in 2015

2014 saw a host of cyberattacks and their difficult-to-manage consequences. Let us take a look at those infamous incidents and learn what we can do to mitigate the risks in the coming year. http://windowsitpro.com/blog/top-2014-cyberattacks-attacks-and-how-avoid-them-2015

Permanent link to this article: http://www.darknessgate.com/2014/12/18/top-2014-cyberattacks-attacks-avoid-2015/

SoakSoak malware leaves 11,000 WordPress sites blacklisted by Google

More than 11,000 domains reported to have been blacklisted by search engine, but more than 100,000 sites may be affected More than 11,000 websites using the WordPress blogging platform have been blacklisted by Google, after they were infected by the “SoakSoak” malware. Security firm Sucuri, which first reported on the blacklisting, claims that the malware’s …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.darknessgate.com/2014/12/17/soaksoak-malware-leaves-11000-wordpress-sites-blacklisted-google/