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Google Warning about New State Sponsored Attacks

Google Warning about New State Sponsored Attacks
Oct 03, 2012
" Warning: We believe state-sponsored attackers may be attempting to compromise your account or computer ." From last 3 months Google users were surprised to see this unusual notification at the top of their Gmail inbox, Google home page or Chrome browser. These warnings are not being shown because Google's internal systems have been compromised or because of a particular attack. " The company said that since it started alerting users to malicious probably state-sponsored activity on their computers in June, it has picked up thousands more instances of cyberattacks than it anticipated. "  NYtimes said. Google will now start sending out these messages to tens of thousands more people, as its methods for detecting suspicious activity have improved. Mike Wiacek, a manager on Google's information security team, said that since then, Google has improved its knowledge on attack methods and the groups behind them, and has started pushing out new alerts on Tuesday - as evidenced b

Cyber Attacks on Six Major American Banks

Cyber Attacks on Six Major American Banks
Oct 01, 2012
According to reports, some of the United States biggest financial institutions  including Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup, and Bancorp were hit by a series of cyber attacks last week, by a group claiming Middle Eastern ties, that caused Internet blackouts and delays in online banking. The banks suffered denial-of-service attacks, in which hackers barrage a website with traffic until it is overwhelmed and shuts down. Such attacks, while a nuisance, are not technically sophisticated and do not affect a company's computer network or, in this case, funds or customer bank accounts. Hacktivists, calling themselves " Mrt. Izz ad-Din alQasssam Cyber Fighters ," attacked Wells Fargo and posted on Pastebin that U.S. Bancorp and PNC Financial Services Group are next. The group said it had attacked the banks in retaliation for an anti-Islam video that mocks the Prophet Muhammad. It also pledged to continue to attack American credit and financial instit

How Nation-State Actors Target Your Business: New Research Exposes Major SaaS Vulnerabilities

How Nation-State Actors Target Your Business: New Research Exposes Major SaaS Vulnerabilities
Feb 15, 2024SaaS Security / Risk Management
With many of the highly publicized 2023 cyber attacks revolving around one or more SaaS applications, SaaS has become a cause for genuine concern in many boardroom discussions. More so than ever, considering that GenAI applications are, in fact, SaaS applications. Wing Security (Wing), a SaaS security company, conducted an analysis of 493 SaaS-using companies in Q4 of 2023.  Their study reveals  how companies use SaaS today, and the wide variety of threats that result from that usage. This unique analysis provides rare and important insights into the breadth and depth of SaaS-related risks, but also provides practical tips to mitigate them and ensure SaaS can be widely used without compromising security posture.  The TL;DR Version Of SaaS Security 2023 brought some now infamous examples of malicious players leveraging or directly targeting SaaS, including the North Korean group UNC4899, 0ktapus ransomware group, and Russian Midnight Blizzard APT, which targeted well-known organizat

Arab Countries websites urged to Increase Security Against Israeli Hackers

Arab Countries websites urged to Increase Security Against Israeli Hackers
Feb 08, 2012
Arab Countries websites urged to Increase Security Against Israeli Hackers Recent hacking attacks online have gotten the attention of the world's media outlets in a big way. What has been reported as beginning as a youth led hacker attack against an Israeli website quickly escalated when six Israeli hackers decided to strike back. The initial attack was against a sports themed web site based in Israel and exposed the credit card and personal information of a number of nationals in that country.  The response, exposed the credit card and personal details of more than 50,000 people in Arab countries such as Saudi Arabia. While this current episode is rather tame in comparison to the Stuxnet virus which hit Iran in June of 2010, which ended up destroying several centrifuges inside an Iranian nuclear facility. Experts say that the web application security of Arab web sites must be increased if they are to be prepared for the potential cyber warfare that Israeli hackers could one day

Are You Vulnerable to Third-Party Breaches Through Interconnected SaaS Apps?

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Protect against cascading risks by identifying and mitigating app2app and third-party SaaS vulnerabilities.

Syrian president's e-mail hacked by Saudi hackers

Syrian president’s e-mail hacked by Saudi hackers
Feb 02, 2012
Syrian president 's e-mail hacked by Saudi hackers According to report received to THN editorial, A hacker based out of Saudi Arabia, identified as Salman Al Anzi, claims to have hacked the private email account of Syrian president Bashar Al Assad. He also hack a number of Syrian ministries, the Al-Arabiya TV Channel. The hacker threatened to reveal Assad's personal correspondence containing scandalous facts if the president doesn't meet his requirements. According to the city Saudi Arabia, the hacker threatened to Bashar al-Assad download scandals and scandals of his aides and Iran's support for him, and copies of e-Bashar by secret ballot, with said hacker to the size of these scandals, 4 GB, gave the hacker the Saudi ultimatum to President Bashar al-Assad for the implementation of conditions, and only carried out what threatened him. The wave of threats from the hacker, Israeli sources said that a Saudi, and announced several thwarted attempts to penetrate the sites
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