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Samantha (AlienVault)
Jul 18, 2018 at 15:27 UTC | AlienVault

Don't Miss our Next Tweet Chat

Our next #AlienChat is coming up! Join host Javvad Malik & featured guest Ben Rothke to learn what motivates companies, discuss the nuances of #security compliance, and share your perspective! Hope to see you there!


Samantha (AlienVault)
Jul 13, 2018 at 15:24 UTC in General IT Security
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Samantha (AlienVault)
Jun 20, 2018 at 20:59 UTC | AlienVault

GZipDe: An Encrypted Downloader Serving Metasploit


Malicious documents delivering GZipDe malware with a Metasploit payload are being used to target victims in the Middle East, primarily Afghanistan. Security Researcher Jose Martin shares the details in a new Labs blog. 

Click here to read the blog!

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    Justin McConkey Jul 3, 2018 at 20:35 UTC

    Where in Afghanistan? The foreign Military? I was deployed there and don't remember very many computers.

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    jameskahre Jul 5, 2018 at 15:27 UTC

    Doesn't really matter who they are targeting for now. I'm sure a variate will be coming our way soon.

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Samantha (AlienVault)
Jun 4, 2018 at 15:46 UTC | AlienVault

We're at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit!

Will you be at the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit? Stop by booth #1104 to score some fun swag and learn how AlienVault can help you accelerate threat detection & response!

Click here to see what's happening

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Samantha (AlienVault)
May 30, 2018 at 20:19 UTC | AlienVault

USM Anywhere is GDPR Ready!

AlienVault CISO John McLeod explains how our all-in-one security platform can help you achieve & demonstrate GDPR compliance as well.

Click here to read the blog!


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Samantha (AlienVault)
May 22, 2018 at 15:55 UTC | AlienVault

Should the US have It’s Own GDPR and Other Questions Surveyed at RSA 2018

Check out the results by clicking here! 


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    MellowMatt May 30, 2018 at 13:25 UTC

    Erich (KnowBe4) wrote:

    Would this mean more "Updated Privacy Policy" emails? If so, can we go another direction please? :)

    No kidding, but it really made me think about how many accounts I had forgotten about floating around, so that's a good (albeit annoying) thing.

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    Samantha (AlienVault) Jun 1, 2018 at 16:01 UTC

    Wow - thanks for the love and awesome discussion! While I wish we could have had y'all take the survey, your opinions here are so valued. You rock!

    Have a great weekend, everyone! 

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Samantha (AlienVault)
May 18, 2018 at 15:08 UTC | AlienVault

Things I Hearted this Week, 18th May 2018

Written by Javvad Malik

You know the BBC have got their priorities really wrong they pitch Meghan Markle saying her father snubbing the Royal wedding as "Breaking news". What is surprising though is that I haven't seen all that many phishing emails related to the wedding hitting my inbox. Maybe the scammers know that I wouldn't pay much attention anyway.

But enough about the royals, let's take a peek under the bonnet and see what the cyber spark plugs bring to us this week.

Watch Me Patch, Nay Nay

In 2017 alone, businesses on average were forced to decide how to address an average of 40 new vulnerabilities per day. With so many new vulnerabilities being published, some businesses may flounder when it comes to developing effective patch strategies.

Related,

How much does it cost to run a botnet? Apparently, it can be quite expensive according to the work of C.G.J Putnam at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. For a botnet linked to 10m devices, the cost can be in the region of $16m.

That's a lot of change, until you start looking at the potential returns.

The team says that DDoS attacks using a network of 30,000 bots can generate around $26,000 a month. Spam advertising with 10,000 bots generates around $300,000 a month, and bank fraud with 30,000 bots can generate over $18m per month. But the most profitable undertaking is click fraud, which generates well over $20m a month of profit.

Phish Teachers, Hack Grades

Police in Concord, California arrested a teenager and charged him with 14 felony counts after discovering the high-schooler launched a phishing campaign directed at teachers in order to steal their passwords and change grades.

Not only did he raise his own grades, he raised some of his classmates... and in others he lowered his classmates' grades.

When Tech Flaws Can Ruin Your Life

This is a really good and sad story, but one that needs to be looked at in a wider context. It's not very uncommon to see security researchers blocked by legal threats. Sometimes it's because the product manufacturer wants to avoid some bad publicity. However, in this case, the flaws related to a breathalyser that is used widely across the U.S. These flaws meant that the results of the tests are disputable, casting doubt on countless convictions.

As technology creeps / has crept into nearly every aspect of life, and people (including law enforcement) often blindly accept the results which could severely impact people's lives - are legal pressures to stifle research acceptable?

On the topic of law enforcement

It's Way Too Hard to Turn off Facebook Tracking

Citizens Against Monopoly discovered that Facebook makes it difficult. The steps for opting out of ad targeting are almost endless: visiting eleven different areas of Facebook's user preferences section, clearing out three different caches of personal interests, disallowing four different types of ads, and limiting seven different actions on the site to friends only. And even all this doesn't completely turn off ads.

A Bad Case Of Gas

Several US gas pipelines have seen their electronic systems for communicating with customers shut down in what is reported to be a cyber attack...

To continue reading, click here.
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    jameskahre May 21, 2018 at 19:52 UTC

    I guess the stuff about the royals was just to suck us in.

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    tfl May 30, 2018 at 11:17 UTC

    Samantha (AlienVault) wrote:

    Written by Javvad Malik

    You know the BBC have got their priorities really wrong they pitch Meghan Markle saying her father snubbing the Royal wedding as "Breaking news". What is surprising though is that I haven't seen all that many phishing emails related to the wedding hitting my inbox. Maybe the scammers know that I wouldn't pay much attention anyway.

    , click here.

    Seems to me that, given the HUGE interest in the wedding, the BBC got it's viewer's priority pretty much bang on.

    I often feel the BBC can do no right - especially when you listen to Yanks talk. ;-)

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Samantha (AlienVault)
May 11, 2018 at 15:26 UTC | AlienVault

This Week's Edition of "Things I Hearted": Digital Dumping Grounds and More..

Javvad Malik, discusses what's going on in the world of security this week. Full disclosure, Mister Rogers doesn't have much to do with it..

Check out the full blog post by clicking here.

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    Steve Sachs May 11, 2018 at 17:35 UTC

    I view the big tech companies with the same suspicion as I do governments.  Both are there for their own perpetuation, and accretion of power and wealth.

    Neither is there is there anything egalitarian or altruistic about these groups.

    Don't fall for the hype or the gadgets!  I guarantee your best interests are not theirs.

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    deanmoncaster May 22, 2018 at 10:06 UTC

    Isn't showing someone the sole of your shoe considered impolite or offensive in some cultures?

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Samantha (AlienVault)
May 4, 2018 at 15:36 UTC | AlienVault

What's Going On In The World of Security, You Ask?

Read about "How to Wrestle Your Data From Data Brokers, Silicon Valley — and Cambridge Analytica" and more...
Check out this week's edition of Things I Hearted by clicking here.
 
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Samantha (AlienVault)
Apr 23, 2018 at 19:12 UTC | AlienVault

OTX Endpoint Threat Hunter Launch – LIVE from RSA 2018!

AlienVault recently announced the launch of OTX Endpoint Threat Hunter at RSA 2018. This first-of-its-kind service leverages over 19 million indicators of compromise contributed to OTX daily, making it simple and fast to get threat visibility of critical endpoints in IT environments.

Check out the live announcement by clicking here. 


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