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We're currently seeing a spam run which involves a (fake) report from CNN saying that the US have started bombing Syria.
Money mule recruitment emails are nothing new, for years these have been spammed out all over the globe. What is new though is the recent wave aimed at English-speaking Japanese residents. It started at the end of July and we have received hundreds of such themed spam emails since then. The content typically promises an easy job, just requiring some hours per week with very few other requirements.
Ive had the great opportunity to present at the Nordic Security Conference. This year I gave a presentation about one of the weakest links in IT-security; the human factor.
In this post, Lori Flynn and Carly Huth describe five factors that should be included in strategies for implementing international cybersecurity best practice.
NetTraveler, which we described in depth in a previous post (https://www.securelist.com/en/blog/8105), is an APT that infected hundreds of high profile victims in more than 40 countries. Known targets of NetTraveler (also known as Travnet or Netfile) include Tibetan/Uyghur activists, oil industry companies, scientific research centers and institutes, universities, private companies, governments and governmental institutions, embassies and military contractors. During the last week, several spear-phishing e-mails were sent to multiple Uyghur activists.
This was the 3rd edition of our anual Kaspersky LatAm Security Analysts Summit where between many topics we spoke about APTs made and launched locally and other sensitive points.
Bogota, Colombia August 14, 2013 The Event was Day of technology and DNS Security This was the 3rd edition of a very technical conference where network experts discussed future trends in DNS Security, IP managing and IT Sec related issues.
This technical note summarizes best practices for insider threat mitigation in international contexts.