Last year ransomware became the threat most widely used by attackers to monetise their actions. This fact has also affected industrial sectors which, to a greater or lesser extent, have suffered this type of malware.
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The year 2016 has come to an end and once again we have witnessed an increase in the number of vulnerabilities published affecting control systems. Fortunately, companies are making greater efforts to prevent attacks and mitigate risks. The scenario for 2017 is similar to that of the past year.
The process of fulfilling an attack implies many previous stages before arriving to the visible stage of the attack, that is, to the moment when the security of a system, company or industry is compromised. The cyber kill chain describes all those previous stages and establishes preventive actions for each of them.
The well known motto "there is strength in numbers" perfectly describes the beneficial situation that involves collaboration and knowledge sharing on cyber threats. The concept of Information Sharing bring to us the idea of establishing methods to share and take full benefit of the gathered knowledge among all actors. Among these partners, CERT and security companies play a key role in defining consensus documentation and the pathway for sharing knowledge effectively.
In December 2015 part of the electricity sector in Ukraine was attacked by the Trojan BlackEnergy. This modular Trojan that allows different additional malware to be loaded left a million and a half people without electricity.
Nobody can deny that computer security is a vital issue in our lives, affecting all of us. It is not uncommon to see articles on themes related to or speaking directly about computer security in newspapers or mainstream publications. The INCIBE_ Cybersecurity Highlights log aims to gather together articles published on events or incidents related to computer security based on their importance...
DNS is a protocol present in almost all network communications and therefore very attractive as a tool of attack and / or distribute malicious software such as viruses, botnets and malware. In this article some both offensive and defensive strategies based on the use of DNS are briefly outlined.