Detecting Targeted Attacks With SPuNge

Over the last number of years there has been a noticeable rise in the number of reported targeted attacks, which are also commonly referred to as advanced persistent threats (APTs). Notable examples of said attacks include the Red October campaign or the IXESHE APT.

Hacktivism Loses to Cyberpiracy

The Washington Post has recently reported on the exploits of Luigi Auriemma, 32, and Donato Ferrante, 28, two Italian hackers that work from the island of Malta, searching for flaws in computer codes that they can sell to countries that want to break into the computer systems of foreign adversaries.

New Mac malware disguised with right-to-left encoding trick

F-Secure is reporting that some new malware attempts in OS X are using a spoofing technique to disguise malicious installations as standard files. The technique involves using a special Unicode character in file names that will make an application appear to be a standard document file.