Category Archives: Malware

CISPA researchers present early warning system for mass cyber attacks

From Saarland University Researchers from the Competence Center for IT Security, CISPA, at the Saarland University have developed a kind of early warning system for this purpose. Details and first results will be presented by the scientists at the computer fair Cebit in Hannover. These mass cyber attacks, known as "Distributed Denial of Service"…
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Cameras can steal data from computer hard drive LED lights — Ben-Gurion U. study

From American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev BEER-SHEVA, Israel...Feb. 22, 2017 - Researchers at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) Cyber Security Research Center have demonstrated that data can be stolen from an isolated "air-gapped" computer's hard drive reading the pulses of light on the LED drive using various types of cameras…
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Simulated ransomware attack shows vulnerability of industrial controls

From Credit: Credit: Christopher Moore, Georgia Tech Cybersecurity researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new form of ransomware that can take over control of a simulated water treatment plant. After gaining access, they were able to command programmable logic controllers (PLCs) to shut valves, increase the amount of chlorine added…
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