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Facebook brings banhammer down on over 650 pro-Iranian 'fake news' accounts

Tipped off by researchers from infosec outfit FireEye, Facebook has gone on another "fake news" killing spree, pulling more than 650 "inauthentic" pages pushing Iranian interests. The social network's head of cybersecurity policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, blogged that Facebook got the tip in July that a network called "Liberty …
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NSA's crummy crypto crop Suite B binned, and other network nuggets

Over at the Internet Engineering Task Force, a notorious piece of history is being consigned to... well, history. This Request for Comment, RFC 8423, reassigns a bunch of specs that were authored or co-authored by American intel bods at the National Security Agency (NSA) to "Historic Status". The RFCs in question are the NSA' …

China-based hackers take an interest in Cambodia's elections

A US-based security researcher has accused China of interfering in Cambodia's forthcoming national election. Security vendor FireEye says it has spotted a large-scale Chinese phishing, intrusion, remote access trojan (RAT), and data exfiltration operation targeting the poll. FireEye attributed the activity to a group dubbed “ …
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FireEye hacked off at claim it hacked Chinese military's hackers

US security company FireEye has denied a claim aired in a new book that it hacked into laptops owned by Chinese military hackers. It's common knowledge that prior to its acquisition by FireEye, the security concern Mandiant brought the Chinese operation known as APT1 undone. In its 2013 report, the company attributed espionage …
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Packet mix cake is yum! And so is this mix of packet-related news

ROUNDUP FireEye has borrowed from the credit card industry to try and detect malicious logins. The company's reasoning is that someone in Sydney at 9AM can't legitimately log into a system from (say) Hong Kong an hour later. So the company's announced GeoLogonalyzer to try to detect malicious logins by their source. A “geo …
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US spanks EU businesses in race to detect p0wned servers

European organisations are taking longer to detect breaches than their counterparts in North America, according to a study by FireEye. Organisations in EMEA are taking almost six months (175 days) to detect an intruder in their networks, which is rather more than the 102 days that the firm found when asking the same questions …
John Leyden, 5 Apr 2018
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Subscription disappointments keep FireEye in the red

FireEye won't reach profitability this calendar year: it posted a US$72.9 third-quarter net loss on revenue that grew 1.7 per cent to $189.6 million. However, the security company was able to announce that whoever breached one of its employees' accounts in July has been cuffed. In spite of claims that the company's networks …
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Only good guys would use an automated GPU-powered password-cracker ... right?

FireEye reckons sysadmins need help enforcing enterprise password rules, so it's released and open-sourced a tool that distributes password testing across multiple GPU-equipped machines. GoCrack (at GitHub) combines the management of a red team's cracking tasks with privilege management, so the password tests don't fall into …
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North Korea attacks Bitcoin bods to swell its war chest says FireEye

North Korea appears to have commenced online attacks aimed at acquiring Bitcoin so it can evade sanctions. South Korea's Cyber Warfare Research Center alleged a few weeks ago that at least one Bitcoin exchange had been targeted by a Nork hack, and now FireEye threat researcher Luke McNamara writes that “since May 2017, we have …
Simon Sharwood, 13 Sep 2017
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Kremlin's hackers 'wield stolen NSA exploit to spy on hotel guests in Europe, Mid East'

Russian hackers accused of ransacking the US Democratic party's servers last year may now be targeting hotels in Europe and the Middle East, it is claimed. Miscreants are using various techniques, including the leaked NSA EternalBlue exploit also wielded by the WannaCry malware, to hack into laptops and other devices used by …
John Leyden, 12 Aug 2017

PasteBin data dump: Hackers claim files are from Mandiant FireEye 'breach'

Hackers have leaked what they claim is information stolen from FireEye/Mandiant after apparently breaking into the incident response biz's network. Mandiant has denied this. The miscreants, who branded their attack campaign "Op #LeakTheAnalyst," claimed in a preface to their PasteBin dump that they had "breached [Mandiant's] …
John Leyden, 31 Jul 2017
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OLE-y hell. Bug in MSFT Word allows total PC p0wnage

All eyes will be on Microsoft's April patch run - due tomorrow - to see whether Redmond gets ahead of a nasty Word zero-day that popped up last week. The hack exploits Object Linking and Embedding and the FireEye researchers who discovered the bug were working with Microsoft, but were pre-empted by a disclosure from McAfee. …

FireEye close to settling lawsuit

FireEye is close to paying $10.3m to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging that the security firm misled investors about the effectiveness of its security technology. Santa Clara Superior Court Judge Peter Kirwan said he was minded to approve the negotiated settlement once details such as proposed attorneys' fees and …
John Leyden, 7 Mar 2017

FireEye execs exit, following hundreds of staff restructured into redundancy

FireEye has bid farewell to two of its top executives, who are departing on the heels of the hundreds of staff who left following CEO Kevin Mandia's restructure of the business last year. The enterprise cybersecurity outfit is still “on the path to profitability” according to Mandia, who announced the departures of his …

Doing business with Asia? Then worry more about security

Organisations across the Asia Pacific are terrible at information security, a Mandiant report contests. While businesses in the United States will detect a hacker in their networks within four months, in line with the global average, it takes 17 months for those in the Asia Pacific region to notice their intruder. The region …
Darren Pauli, 25 Aug 2016

FireEye warns 'massive' ransomware campaign hits US, Japan hospitals

The dangerous and as-yet-undefeated Locky ransomware is being hurled at hospitals across the United States and Japan in a 'massive' number of attacks, according to FireEye researcher Ronghwa Chong. Locky is a popular ransomware variant that will encrypt files in a way that forces users to pay ransoms or cut their losses and …
Darren Pauli, 18 Aug 2016
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FireEye admits filtering out legitimate emails in sniffer snafu

FireEye has admitted that a snafu involving its email filtering technology meant harmless messages were shuffled off to quarantine for no good reason. The glitch persisted for around two hours during during Monday morning before the problem was resolved, as a statement by the security vendor supplied to El Reg explains. At …
John Leyden, 2 Aug 2016
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Flash zero day phished phoolish Microsoft Office users

FireEye has detailed an attack on a recent zero-day vulnerability Adobe patched last week. The flaw (CVE-2916-4117) affects the previous latest version of Adobe Flash and copped a rushed patch after FireEye reported attacks in the wild. Genwei Jiang, a Singaporean senior security engineer, has revealed the details of the …
Darren Pauli, 16 May 2016

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