Know Thy Enemy: Chaos-Seeking Hacker

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Everyone has to start somewhere, including hackers. Script Kiddies may lack the skills to perform sophisticated attacks, but they are still capable of causing damage to their targets. In most cases, they aren’t seeking money or fame but instead, Script Kiddies launch attacks just for the “lulz.” Using freely available Denial of Service (DoS) tools, Script […]

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Yesterday I had the honor of presenting some security information at the Seattle CTO Club. I loosely based the discussion on a similar presentation I gave last week at an event for Equinox IT, a WatchGuard partner, covering the cyber security landscape and top threats businesses face. Members of the group learned common attack patterns […]

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On October 2nd, the Google security blog announced several vulnerabilities in a piece of software called DNSMasq, which offers DNS forwarding and DHCP services for small computer networks. Days before, IT Briefcase published an article I wrote about indicators of compromise in DNS logs. The article explains that an exploited DNS server may offer the […]

Read More – DNSMasq Vulnerabilities Affect Network Devices, Microservices, and More



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Network Traffic Geolocation

In a past article, I explained how to auto-block hosts with a WatchGuard Firebox. Yesterday alone my logs showed over 100 IP addresses auto-blocked in one day on a Firebox used for testing purposes. The list included over 1000 blocked IP addresses. I also noticed the Firebox shows a limited number of blocked hosts so […]

Read More – Where in The World Is That Network Traffic Coming From?



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Add Deloitte to the long list of hacked organizations. This week, Deloitte warned that they had suffered a security breach on their email server.  So far, they claim it only affected limited customers, and didn’t disrupt their business. Watch the quick video below to learn how the breach happened, and what you can do to […]

Read More – Deloitte Email Breach – Daily Security Byte



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Today, we are releasing our Internet Security Report for Q2 2017. Each quarter, we analyze data from our Firebox UTM appliances deployed around the world in order to determine the latest computer and network security threats affecting small to midsize businesses (SMBs) and distributed enterprises. Additionally, in our latest report we analyze the WannaCry Ransomworm […]

Read More – WatchGuard’s Q2 2017 Internet Security Report



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Last week, the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission disclosed that they’d suffered a network breach, and that attackers stole non-public data. The SEC takes financial filings from public companies traded on the stock market. While much of that data is released publicly, companies also share non-public information as well. Pundits warn that attackers might use […]

Read More – SEC Security Breach – Daily Security Byte



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Last week, I warned you about the Ccleaner installer delivering malware. At the time, researchers had only analyzed the first stage malware payload, and had sink-holed the malware’s command and control channel, making it ineffective. However, since then they have dissected the second stage of the attack, and found that it’s a very targeted and […]

Read More – Ccleaner APT Update – Daily Security Byte



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