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Rootkit Eradicator
Posts: 5,357
Registered: ‎05-30-2008

WikiLeaks-Related Security Information

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DDoS attacks are flying across the Internet like there is no tomorrow.  Just a few days ago, a hacktivist operating under the handle “th3j35t3r” decided to single-handedly take down the Wikileaks website with a DoS tool of his (or their) own creation.  He issued a statement on Twitter shortly after explaining that the attacks against the WikiLeaks website were made for “attempting to endanger the lives of our troops, ‘other assets’ & foreign relations.”   According to our statistics, his attacks resulted in 1 day 3 hours and 50 minutes of downtime for WikiLeaks before the site was completely yanked offline by Amazon and EveryDNS.

 

 

Security Alert / Blog: "Anonymous" Attack Against Anything Anti-WikiLeaks.

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, November 21, 2013: The THREATCON was changed to Level 1: Normal | Tue., Nov. 05, 2013: Zero-Day Vulnerability: Microsoft Security Advisory 2896666 | Saturday, November 09, 2013: Cyber-Criminals Serve Up A Veritable Smorgasbord Of Threats For South Koreans | Wednesday, October 09, 2013: New Internet Explorer Zero-Day Targeted In Attacks Against Korea And Japan [C.V.E.-2013-3897]
Rootkit Eradicator
Posts: 5,357
Registered: ‎05-30-2008

WikiLeaks-Related Security Information

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Wikileaks.org is in the news after their recent publications linked to leaked government documents. Spammers are now leveraging the current level of interest with social engineering techniques to infect users’ computers. Symantec is observing a wave of spam spoofing WikiLeaks to lure users into becoming infected with a new threat.

 

 

Blog / Security Notification: Spam Carrying WikiLeaks Worm.

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, November 21, 2013: The THREATCON was changed to Level 1: Normal | Tue., Nov. 05, 2013: Zero-Day Vulnerability: Microsoft Security Advisory 2896666 | Saturday, November 09, 2013: Cyber-Criminals Serve Up A Veritable Smorgasbord Of Threats For South Koreans | Wednesday, October 09, 2013: New Internet Explorer Zero-Day Targeted In Attacks Against Korea And Japan [C.V.E.-2013-3897]
Rootkit Eradicator
Posts: 5,357
Registered: ‎05-30-2008

Re: WikiLeaks-Related Security Information

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Floating_Red wrote:

DDoS attacks are flying across the Internet like there is no tomorrow.  Just a few days ago, a hacktivist operating under the handle “th3j35t3r” decided to single-handedly take down the Wikileaks website with a DoS tool of his (or their) own creation.  He issued a statement on Twitter shortly after explaining that the attacks against the WikiLeaks website were made for “attempting to endanger the lives of our troops, ‘other assets’ & foreign relations.”   According to our statistics, his attacks resulted in 1 day 3 hours and 50 minutes of downtime for WikiLeaks before the site was completely yanked offline by Amazon and EveryDNS.

 

 

Security Alert / Blog: "Anonymous" Attack Against Anything Anti-WikiLeaks.

 

 

 

 

 


If you've been checking back to this for Updates, you will notice that twitter has Suspended one of the Accounts involved in this; I have a feeling twitter is going to be their next victim.  Watch this space...

Thursday, November 21, 2013: The THREATCON was changed to Level 1: Normal | Tue., Nov. 05, 2013: Zero-Day Vulnerability: Microsoft Security Advisory 2896666 | Saturday, November 09, 2013: Cyber-Criminals Serve Up A Veritable Smorgasbord Of Threats For South Koreans | Wednesday, October 09, 2013: New Internet Explorer Zero-Day Targeted In Attacks Against Korea And Japan [C.V.E.-2013-3897]
Rootkit Eradicator
Posts: 5,357
Registered: ‎05-30-2008

Re: WikiLeaks-Related Security Information

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The PandaLabs Blog Web Site was taken down.  Still un-clear as to who was behind this Attack at the moment.  Looks like some Anti-Virus Companies are being targeted at the moment.  Will keep you all up-to-date with any big developments.

 

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In case any of you were un-aware of this, many Credit Card companies as being targeted and their Web Sites brought down, one example is paypal.

 

 

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Should point out that anything Anti-Malware may get attacked and it's not just Anti-Virus Companies.

 

 

Thursday, November 21, 2013: The THREATCON was changed to Level 1: Normal | Tue., Nov. 05, 2013: Zero-Day Vulnerability: Microsoft Security Advisory 2896666 | Saturday, November 09, 2013: Cyber-Criminals Serve Up A Veritable Smorgasbord Of Threats For South Koreans | Wednesday, October 09, 2013: New Internet Explorer Zero-Day Targeted In Attacks Against Korea And Japan [C.V.E.-2013-3897]
Rootkit Eradicator
Posts: 5,357
Registered: ‎05-30-2008

Re: WikiLeaks-Related Security Information

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Friday kicked off the third day of Operation: Payback, with more attacks on Web sites, a hacker magazine denouncing the attacks and a call for crowd-sourcing journalism coverage from Anonymous.

 

 

- Blog / Security Notification:  Anonymous "Hacktivists" Increase in Number; Hacker Magazine Condemns Attacks.

 

 

 

Thursday, November 21, 2013: The THREATCON was changed to Level 1: Normal | Tue., Nov. 05, 2013: Zero-Day Vulnerability: Microsoft Security Advisory 2896666 | Saturday, November 09, 2013: Cyber-Criminals Serve Up A Veritable Smorgasbord Of Threats For South Koreans | Wednesday, October 09, 2013: New Internet Explorer Zero-Day Targeted In Attacks Against Korea And Japan [C.V.E.-2013-3897]
Rootkit Eradicator
Posts: 5,357
Registered: ‎05-30-2008

Re: WikiLeaks-Related Security Information

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Friday, December 10, 2010: There have been reports of a new Anonymous initiative called “Operation:Leakspin,” which is aimed at re-viewing and exposing sensitive confidential information taken from the WikiLeaks releases.

 

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Monday, December 13, 2010: Twitter and Facebook have also made attempts at silencing the group by Suspending organizer profiles, which lead from having just a few “official” profiles to a ton of un-confirmed profiles. The situation has escalated to the point where several groups are releasing statements out to the media without the knowledge of the original Operation: Payback organisers.  In addition, the publication of the arrests taking place in the Netherlands has lead to a steady stream of in-coming Dutch supporters.  They even have their own Chat Room inside of the Network.

 

 

 

Thursday, November 21, 2013: The THREATCON was changed to Level 1: Normal | Tue., Nov. 05, 2013: Zero-Day Vulnerability: Microsoft Security Advisory 2896666 | Saturday, November 09, 2013: Cyber-Criminals Serve Up A Veritable Smorgasbord Of Threats For South Koreans | Wednesday, October 09, 2013: New Internet Explorer Zero-Day Targeted In Attacks Against Korea And Japan [C.V.E.-2013-3897]
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Quads
Posts: 16,440
Registered: ‎07-21-2008

Re: WikiLeaks-Related Security Information

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Facebook always has me puzzled, as they quickly act on the likes of profiles for this but, when there are problems with unlawful users using  accounts where international Police struggle or can't get accounts stopped, because facebook won't, or don't tell authorities of something when they are aware then you end up scratch your head in puzzlement.

 

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/mothers-worst-nightmare-facebook-wont-shut-down-sta...

 

And a few other incidents I have been told about.

 

Quads