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Blog: Agent.btz: a source of inspiration?

Malware Alerts - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:01
The past few days has seen an extensive discussion within the IT security industry about a cyberespionage campaign called Turla, aka Snake and Uroburos, which, according to G-DATA experts, may have been created by Russian special services.

Blog: Trust. Trust. Trust

Malware Alerts - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 16:31
Over the past week or so I've been to TrustyCon, Jeffrey Carr's town-hall debate on Privacy v National Security and Georgetown's conference on International Engagement on Cyber. All these conferences had trust as a major focal point.

Blog: RootedCON V

Malware Alerts - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 10:40

It was five years ago when a group of computer security enthusiasts decided to gather together and organize a security conference mainly for a Spanish-speaking audience.

Last week RootedCon celebrated its fifth birthday, gathering more than 1000 attendees. It is now firmly established as the most important security event in Spain.

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SANS Tip-of-the-Day - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 20:30

Blog: CODE BLUE in Tokyo

Malware Alerts - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 03:37
On February 17th (MON) - 18th (TUE), 2014 we were at an event in Tokyo called “CODE BLUE”, a new international information security conference (http://codeblue.jp/) originating from Japan.

Blog: The Future of Bitcoin After the Mt. Gox Incident

Malware Alerts - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 08:00
No doubt it’s been a crazy week for anyone even remotely interested in Bitcoin. Mt. Gox, once the largest Bitcoin marketplace out there, has shut down, putting a bitter end to an almost month-long situation in which all withdrawals were halted because of “technical issues”. As customers were unable to move their funds out from Mt. Gox, the world’s most famous exchange essentially became isolated from the rest of the Bitcoin ecosystem, making the Bitcoin price traded on Mt. Gox plummet to as low as $100 for 1 BTC before the exchange went completely offline.

Analysis: Spam report: January 2014

Malware Alerts - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 06:00
January saw spammers switch their attention from Christmas and New Year to St. Valentine’s Day. English- and Russian-language mass mailings offering video surveillance systems were yet another popular trend in January.

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