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Massive espionage malware targeting governments undetected for 5 years
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01-14-2013, 09:47 PM #1
Anonymous Kritter Incognito Anonymous
 
Massive espionage malware targeting governments undetected for 5 years

- http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/01/...s-of-data/
- http://www.scmagazineuk.com/red-october-...le/275902/
- http://it.slashdot.org/story/13/01/14/14...-uncovered
- http://www.securelist.com/en/blog/785/Th...t_Agencies

"For five years, it hid in the weeds of networks used by Eastern European diplomats, government employees and scientific research organizations, stealing data and infecting more machines in an espionage campaign rivaling Flame and others of its ilk. The campaign, called Rocra or Red October by researchers at Kaspersky Lab, focused not only on workstations, but mobile devices and networking gear to gain a foothold inside strategic organizations. Once inside, attackers pivoted internally and stole everything from files on desktops, smartphones and FTP servers, to email databases using exploits developed in Chinese and Russian malware, Kaspersky researchers said."

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"Its time we started to grill our malware detecors and virus scan makers because somethnig is going very very wrong. This makes the third or fourth MAJOR espionage virus/malware/trojan of a very large size that has been apparently rampaging for years. How can I now trust symantic to find a zero day and protect my systems when they have been unable to find things like red october and flame for years, and they are huge programs!

I am not a big conspiracy theorist, but something is going on here. Why aren't these things being spotted and reported?"

- http://it.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3...d=42582125

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The antivirus industry has a dirty little secret: its products are often not very good at stopping viruses:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/01/techno...ively.html
01-14-2013, 10:10 PM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,393 Threads:1,439 Joined:Feb 2011
I've come to the conclusion that in terms of resources and startup time, it's best not to have one at all. If I get any nasties I just run malwarebytes, usually takes care of things.
A decent firewall like zonealarm free in conjunction with noscript for FF works as well as any anti-virus without the extra resources.
Or as we all know... run Linux or Mac. It should be noted however Mac is more vulnerable to viruses than Linux.
Good thread OP hi5.gif What it points out is how anti-virus programs offer users a false sense of security and little more.
I haven't had a virus in years, the last one I had was from a gaming site. gaah.gif

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01-14-2013, 10:39 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:42,992 Threads:1,473 Joined:Feb 2011
I think Govt employees aren't probably the most computer savvy crowd. chuckle.gif
Anonymous Kritter Show this Post
01-15-2013, 12:10 AM #4
Anonymous Kritter Incognito Anonymous
 
http://wikileaks.org/the-spyfiles.html

i bet most people have some whitelisted gov spyware somewhere on their system...

read the spyfiles
01-15-2013, 12:18 AM #5
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,393 Threads:1,439 Joined:Feb 2011
reading.gif Interesting, going to go through this thoroughly.

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01-15-2013, 02:21 AM #6
Cynicalabsurdance Member
Posts:8,746 Threads:206 Joined:Feb 2011
well

being that my teeth were drilled and micro transmitters installed


am i gonna sweat malware in my pc ?


ğck it folks

you are goddamn sniveling too late

unrealistic to expect anything at all ,,, to be free of invading you.

it's a corrupt ğkking world
run by corrupt ğkking people


what did you really think ?

That it was a """Just"""" World ?

is that why you are eating crackers and soup ,,,


while some slob just flew to Paris for a $400 lunch on your tax dollars ?

HA !

and there is a Cop watching me write this ,, and they are pissed at the way
I think ,,

get in touch with whats real for awhile


then ,,,

back to the Soup and Crackers rofl.gifrofl.gifrofl.gifrofl.gif




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