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January 26, 2018

Cyber 9/11, cyber doomsday…between fear and need for action

It’s not a mystery, every nation is worried of the level of security of its infrastructure, the United States are among the most concerned governments due the high number of cyber-attack against its networks.

US Government representative such us former States Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano warned in more than one occasion on the possible consequences of a cyber offensive and declared the necessity to improve the cyber capabilities of the country. 

Senators are interested to evaluate the level of protection of nuclear stockpile of foreign governments against cyber attacks, question has been raised after that [...]

 
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January 26, 2018

Israeli Road Control System hacked, caused Traffic jam on Haifa Highway

Israel is considered one of the most advanced country in cyber security, but at the same time is a privileged target for hostile governments intent in sabotage and cyber espionage on his technology.

Yesterday, Cybersecurity experts revealed that a major artery in Israel’s national road network located in the northern the city of Haifa suffered a cyber attack, that caused massive traffic congestion in the City.

Isreal military officials are aware of cyber threats that could hit the infrastructure of the country and they afraid the possible effect of a cyber attack on a large scale.

Israeli government websites suffer thousands of cyberattacks each day [...]

 
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January 26, 2018

Growing market of zero-day vulnerability exploits pose real threat to Cyber Security

NSS Labs issued the report titled “The Known Unknowns” to explain the dynamics behind the market of zero-day exploits. Last week I discussed about the necessity to define a model for “cyber conflict” to qualify the principal issues related to the use of cyber tools and cyber weapons in an Information Warfare context, today I decided to give more info to the readers on cyber arsenals of governments.Governments consider the use of cyber weapons as a coadiuvant to conventional weapons, these malicious application could be used for sabotage or for cyber espionage, they could be used to hit a specifically designed software (e.g. SCADA within a critical [...]

 
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January 26, 2018

Stuxnet-like ‘Havex’ Malware Strikes European SCADA Systems

Security researchers have uncovered a new Stuxnet like malware, named as “Havex”, which was used in a number of previous cyber attacks against organizations in the energy sector.

Just like Famous Stuxnet Worm, which was specially designed to sabotage the Iranian nuclear project, the new trojan Havex is also programmed to infect industrial control system softwares of SCADA and ICS systems, with the capability to possibly disable hydroelectric dams, overload nuclear power plants, and even can shut down a country’s power grid with a single keystroke.

According to security firm F-Secure who first discovered it as Backdoor:W32/Havex.A., it is a generic remote access Trojan [...]
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