Infosec Weekly Round-up October 01-07, 2012

Millions of Brazilian internet users falling victim to a sustained and silent mass attack

“This is the description of an attack happening in Brazil since 2011 using 1 firmware vulnerability, 2 malicious scripts and 40 malicious DNS servers, which affected 6 hardware manufacturers, resulting in millions of Brazilian internet users falling victim to a sustained and silent mass attack on DSL modems.”

Washington confirms Chinese hack attack on White House computer

“White House sources partly confirmed an alarming report that U.S. government computers — reportedly including systems used by the military for nuclear commands — were breached by Chinese hackers.”

Map Of Global Cyberattacks, Created By Honeynet Project, Shows Where Strikes Are Happening RIGHT NOW

“Ever wondered how many cyberattacks occur across the world every second? The non-profit Honeynet Project attempts to give you a sense of where and how frequently these cyberstrikes happen.”

Google to Users: Your Account May Be Under Attack

“ Google began to issue a warning similar to one it had sent in June to tens of thousands of Gmail users to inform them that their accounts may be targeted by hackers.”

Creating a Self-Defending Network Using Open Source Software

“Let’s talk network security. You’ve got a firewall and a DMZ, you’re all set, right? Not so fast slugger. We preach a theory called “defense in depth” here at Hurricane. And that means you need something to defend you when your firewall admins make a mistake. And something to protect you when that layer fails.”

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