Automating Banking Fraud: How It Works

By | April 22nd, 2013
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Malware, Viruses, Trojans, OH MY!

Malware. What is it and why should I care? Two years ago, there were nearly 3 million unique forms of malicious code, and thousands of new ones are discovered daily. The risk of being infected is greater than ever because every single possible data communication method can be used to transmit malware. And we know this is true because we so often see it in the news. But what exactly is malware? Malware = MALicious [...]

By | August 10th, 2012
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Threat Morphosis: Two Decades of Malware

By | November 14th, 2011
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InfoSight Provides Network Protection Against TDLv4 Rootkit Malware

What is this? A new "TDLv4" version of the TDSS rootkit, which was first discovered in 2008, has infected over 4.5 million machines world-wide as of April 2011. Infected machines are joined to a botnet which can be used for malicious purposes such as mounting network/endpoint attacks, allowing installation of more malware on the infected systems, distributing "spam" emails, and exfiltrating user data. The Dirty Details... TDLv4 uses a number of sophisticated components including rootkit [...]

By | July 18th, 2011
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Security Alert: W32/Zbot Malware (also known as Zeus)

InfoSight has detected a flood of phishing emails that are propagating through the Internet and targeting small community banks.  This spam campaign is delivering hundreds of thousands of messages that masquerade as a failed wire transfer, while delivering the password-stealing Zeus banking Trojan.  The hackers were very aware of who to target; they went after the individuals in the bank responsible for wire transfers. A snapshot of a sample email is provided below. The <From:> [...]

By | July 5th, 2011
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IDS & IPS for Dummies: What’s the Difference & Why Do I Need Them?

Twitter |  Facebook |  LinkedIn Privacy is a concern for most of us, regardless of our occupation. Protecting your computer network against attack is vital, especially in the highly connected network environment that we live in. To ensure system privacy, many organizations rely upon Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS); but what are the differences between the two and why are they needed? Think of it this way: Intrusion Detection is passive, [...]

By | March 23rd, 2011
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What Are the Odds of a Security Breach at Your Institution?

If your home has ever been burglarized, you know the unnerving feeling of being violated and how the experience can haunt you for a long time. Obviously, locks and bolts are only as strong as the door and the frame they’re fitted to. This is also true of the security posture of financial institutions. Outdated software applications, misconfigured devices, and ineffective security policies are much like the weak or rotten woodwork framing the door of your home ...

By | March 31st, 2009
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What Are the Top Security Threats for 2009?

Internet-based attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated and specialized as profit-driven criminals continue to hone their approach to stealing data from businesses, employees and consumers. Security threats are propagating more rapidly, becoming increasingly difficult to detect, and are exploiting technological and human vulnerabilities. Learn about the top security threats for 2009.

By | March 26th, 2009
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Don’t Let Development Pressures Cut Security Testing Short

There are more than 5,000 known security vulnerabilities and the number is growing. In 2008, there were 11.5% more internet security vulnerabilities disclosed than in 2007. That’s because we’re getting better at identifying and eliminating vulnerabilities. But all the progress made can be thrown out the window, if you’re in a hurry to roll out the latest and greatest software upgrade. Don’t cut security testing short just to meet deadlines...

By | March 26th, 2009
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