operation aurora


It seems that lately, threats that were once were simply known as “malware” or “viruses” have been elevated to the status of Advanced Persistent Threat (APT), a term that has strategically been used to strike fear in the hearts of consumers. These days, APTs have a much more common presence in the media, and some of the most notorious have included major global threats such as Ghostnet (a botnet deployed in various offices and embassies to monitor the Dalai Lama agenda), Shady RAT (like Ghostnet but with government and global corporate... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Apr 25, 2012  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
This month, Derek Manky, project manager, cyber security & threat research at Fortinet recorded an informative audio with Power Point presentation titled: “Threat Prevention: 2010 and Beyond.” This extremely enlightening discussion examines four real-world vulnerabilities (Dalai Lama, JBIG2 Zero-Day PDF, Operation Aurora and IE Zero Day) their timelines, what happened with these vulnerabilities, how the attacks occurred and what the payload was. Derek then concludes with examples of how you can best protect your network from becoming... [Read More]
by RSS Rick Popko  |  Jul 14, 2010  |  Filed in: Security Research