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Who is Hacking the Hackers?

In an interesting article in the “The Times of India” it reads that Pakistani hackers, calling themselves “Pakistani Cyber Army”, revenged themselves defacing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) website. This was a revenge as last week some 30+ Pakistani Government websites were hacked by a group calling themselves “Indian … Read More

Super Virus a Target For Cyber Terrorists

Stuxnet is keeping the people busy. Even after we know so much of it already, gets a new angle: it has been sold on the black market in the UK, according to the Sky News. Of course people buying malware is hardly news, but a piece of malware with the … Read More

Norman and the Taurus Project: How to use Information and Take those Botnets Down!!!

The Dutch National High Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU), a cyber-division of the police (KLPD), in a presentation at the GOVCERT.NL Symposium, today recognized Norman ASA’s forensic contributions in assisting multinational police agencies in monitoring and disabling large, multinational cybercrime botnets. The Taurus Botnet Monitoring project coordinated by the government agencies … Read More

Azure – From IaaS to PaaS. It’s all in the Clouds…

At the Professional Developers Conference 2010 (PDC), Microsoft has released the roadmap for their Cloud Computing Platform Azure. Interesting as it seems to move from Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) to a Platform-as-a-Service offering (PaaS). A report of PDC2010 can be found on CNN’s website here… If you are interested in Steve Ballmer … Read More

“Your are infected with Bredolab” Message Problem

It is all over the news, the Dutch National High Tech Crime Unit took down the Bredolab botnet. Kudos for that, bringing down a botnet with 30 million bots is not an easy task. The C&C servers were taken down and taken over. To notify owners of infected machines a … Read More

Security through Obscurity??? Yes, it Still Happens!!!

Raoel Chiesa, an Italian ethical hacker, was about to present a paper called “Underground Economy” at the Hack in the Box conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The presentation includes details of various techniques and exploits and vulnerabilities that cyber criminals use to break into ATM machines. Amongst other details it … Read More

Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization to Start Analysis of Anti-Malware Reviews

The Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO) had another Membersmeeting on May 4 and May 5 2009 In Budapest, Hungary. At this meeting, 3 standard documents were finished and adopted. One of them is pretty unique as it is covering means to provide public analysis of anti-malware reviews where testing methodology … Read More

AMTSO – Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization progresses

Last week on Monday 2 February and Tuesday 3 February 2009, we participated in another AMTSO Members Meeting at the HQ of Symantec in Cupertino, CA (USA). Earlier successful meetings in Bilbao, Spain (Panda), Hoofddorp, The Netherlands (Norman), and Oxford, UK (Sophos) resulted in the publications of the first standards … Read More

Follow up: AMTSO Releases the first two documents

As earlier mentioned here, AMTSO has released the first two documents. Today the official Press Release and the official quotes from most of the participating vendors, testers, publishers and academics. The fact that these documents are the result of a combined effort of the industry and its testers, all to … Read More

AMTSO Releases the first two documents

After two days of discussing and crafting, the members if the Anti Malware Testing Standards Organization, or in short AMTSO, have approved of the first two documents, being the “AMTSO Fundamental Principles of Testing” and the “AMTSO Best Practices for Dynamic Testing”. Having all Anti-Virus Vendors, Anti-Virus Testers and Academics … Read More

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