Security company Sophos recently released a malware 2007 report .
By reading the whitepaper, we get some interesting confirmations about malware/cracker’s trends much long ago anticipated also by Zone-H.
For the first time ever a report is focusing on traditional security threats as well as on hot topics such state sponsored espionage and cyberwar. Concepts that have been longly anticipated by a few of long-sighted observers, possibly having Zone-H’s members in the front line.
The Sophos whitepaper is truly insightful, and by reading it we have the impression that the bitter bite of the rotten security cake will soon end up in Apple’s mouth. The report in fact, devotes a large section to “Ultra-mobile PCs, iPhones and Wi-Fi devices”. In Sophos’ very graphic horror movie on future threats, the role of main male and female actors are assigned to the Iphone and the Ipod Touch. We’d like to add that they will be probably the best candidates for the golden Oscar statue as in the movie on future cyber threats, Iphone and Ipod’s interpretation couldn’t be more convincing and rich of drama…
A cracker going by the handle of “officer brobee” has defaced UK Metropolitan Police’s (also known as Scotland Yard) careers web site.
In the hacked page the defacer inserted a picture of a green monster followed by a text making fun of their anti-terrorism unit, saying they hired incompetent people. Maybe the defacer decided to attack the site after the police refused to hire him?
According to the mirror informations, the server hosting the web site was running Windows 2000 and the defacer exploited a SQL injection vulnerability. Scotland Yard — just like many organizations, companies, governments.. — invests millions in security but forgets that equipments are not enough if the web application is vulnerable to common security issues…
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Mujahedeen Secrets 2 — newest version of encryption tools was released by Global Islamic Media Front. As ZDNet Australia informed, “Asrar Al-Mujahidin” or “Mujahedeen Secrets” contains also encrypted chat and forum supported instant messaging.
Second version of the tool brings some new features. As in release notes the authors stated, this is the program for secure multicast islamic network and contains all major encryption tools in small size.
It is no secret, that radicals and terrorists are using different approaches to get new members and supporters. One of them is also Web and radical websites and forums. Such websites provide content, that is intended to spread the ideas among visitors.
Creators of this content are mostly anonymous persons, but now the visitors have a possibility to place questions to real person, for some — their icon: Ayman al-Zawahiri, Guardian informed. Media arm of al-Qaida — Al-Sahab said, that Zawahiri would answer the questions as much as he is able.