hacking

An Ill Wind From The East

The week before last we wrote about the announcement from FireEye claiming that a nation-state with ‘top-tier offensive capabilities’ had stolen its stash of ‘Red Team assessment tools’. The announcement raised more questions than it answered, however, we were sure that with the impressive forensic capabilities of the former Mandiant part of FireEye, they would … Read more

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Burning Down The House

This week, none other than top-flight information security outfit FireEye announced that it had been hacked, claiming that a nation-state with ‘top-tier offensive capabilities’ had stolen its stash of ‘Red Team assessment tools’. Since FireEye acquired the go-to (for large corporate, Enterprises and those with deep pockets at least) incident response firm in 2014, in fact, … Read more

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Had a CIT0 Day?

This is a story that doesn’t appear to be going anywhere soon, is very intriguing and most importantly seems to be the work of cat stroking, possibly Eastern European or Russian master criminals (mwahahaha), so we thought we would try our best to explain it. Here goes… First a bit of the history. Way back … Read more

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Mine’s a Double, Trouble

The Ragnar Locker outfit has been right at it over the last few weeks. We have heard of companies large and small being taken out by their devious and despicable activities in which they obviously encrypt as much of the victim’s shizzle that they can get their filthy little paws on and then use a … Read more

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Nothin’ going on but the rent

If you have worked in the Information Technology business for any time, you will recognise a number of repeating patterns. One is the cycle of large central systems (AKA Mainframes), being replaced by distributed devices and file servers, followed by the three-tier web model, now implemented using shared infrastructure (AKA ‘The Cloud’). One has to … Read more

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