Author Archives: The Vigilant Application Owner

Underground software suffers from copy and paste


April 2, 2013 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

Buggy DIY botnet tool leaks in black market. A new botnet generation tool being sold for $10,000 was observed by a researcher on underground markets. However, the tool was considered buggy by users discussing it since it uses copied source code from other tools. Source: http://www.scmagazine.com/buggy-diy-botnet-tool-leaks-in-blackmarket/article/286722/

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Vulnerability database infected for at least two months


March 19, 2013 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

Downed US vuln catalog infected for at least TWO MONTHS. A vulnerability in Adobe’s ColdFusion software allowed the National Vulnerability Database and other National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Web sites to be infected with malware, prompting NIST to take them offline. Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/03/14/adobe_coldfusion_vulns_compromise_us_malware_catalog/

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Do you know if you have been hacked?


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The Vigilant Application Owner

It takes a company 243 days to discover a sophisticated attack, study shows. A report by Mandiant focusing on advanced persistent threats (APTs) outlined several findings, including that there are on average 243 days between an attacker gaining access and when the attack is uncovered. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/It-Takes-a-Company-243-Days-toDiscover-a-Sophisticated-Attack-Study-Shows-337342.shtml

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NIST National Vulnerability Database down


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The Vigilant Application Owner

Malware identified on two Web servers. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) took down several of their Web sites, including the National Vulnerability Database (NVD) after malware was found on them. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/NIST-National-Vulnerability-Database-DownMalware-Identified-on-Two-Web-Servers-337103.shtml

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