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Report: Ban on laptops in planes may expand to Europe

A no-laptops rule might be imposed on flights from Europe to the US.

APT Threat Evolution in Q1 2017

Kaspersky Lab is currently tracking more than a hundred threat actors and sophisticated malicious operations in over 80 countries.

During the first quarter of 2017, there were 33 private reports released to subscribers of our Intelligence Services, with IOC data and YARA rules to assist in forensics and malware-hunting.

McAfee: Wave of Shamoon cyberattacks being coordinated by a single group

The waves of cyberattacks that have rocked Saudi Arabia over the past few months are linked to the earlier Shamoon attacks. However, the initial 2012 attack was the work of a single group, whereas the latest attacks have been carried out by different groups of varying skills and expertise, all following instructions provided by one malicious actor, McAfee researchers have found.Researchers at McAfee Strategic Intelligence believe the 2012 Shamoon attacks against Saudi Arabia’s state-run oil company Saudi Aramco and Qatari natural gas company RasGas, the attacks last November against Saudi organizations, and these latest attacks are all the work of hacker groups supported and coordinated by a single actor, and not the efforts of multiple gangs operating independently, said McAfee principal engineer Christiaan Beek and McAfee chief scientist Raj Samani. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

McAfee: Wave of Shamoon cyberattacks coordinated by a single group

The waves of cyberattacks that have rocked Saudi Arabia over the past few months are linked to the earlier Shamoon attacks. However, the initial 2012 attack was the work of a single group, whereas the latest attacks have been carried out by different groups of varying skills and expertise, all following instructions provided by one malicious actor, McAfee researchers have found.Researchers at McAfee Strategic Intelligence believe the 2012 Shamoon attacks against Saudi Arabia’s state-run oil company Saudi Aramco and Qatari natural gas company RasGas, the attacks last November against Saudi organizations, and the latest attacks are the work of hacker groups supported and coordinated by a single actor, not by multiple gangs operating independently, said McAfee principal engineer Christiaan Beek and McAfee chief scientist Raj Samani. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

The Mistakes of Smart Medicine

A technological boom in medicine both encouraged medical institutions to use exclusively information systems in processing data and led to the emergence of new types of technological equipment and personal devices that can be used to interact with traditional systems and networks.

This means that the threats that are relevant for them can also be relevant for medical systems.

eProseed migrates Al Rajhi Bank’s DB systems to Oracle Exadata

Al Rajhi Bank, a leading financial institution in the Middle East, called upon eProseed's expertise to assist in the migration of its mission critical business databases to Oracle Exadata, a platform specially engineered to run Oracle Database. One yea...

Now UK bans carry-on lappies, phones, slabs on flights from six...

Hit list: Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia The UK has banned airline passengers on direct inbound flights from six countries in the Middle East and North Africa from taking a range of electronic devices into the cabin due to fears of a terrorist attack.…

From Shamoon to StoneDrill

Beginning in November 2016, Kaspersky Lab observed a new wave of wiper attacks directed at multiple targets in the Middle East.

The malware used in the new attacks was a variant of the infamous Shamoon worm that targeted Saudi Aramco and Rasgas back in 2012.

Iran Intensifies Its Cyberattack Activity

Middle East targets - namely Saudi Arabia - feeling the brunt of the attacks, but experts anticipate Iran will double down on hacking US targets.

eProseed to co-organize Oracle Cloud Application Development Summit in Dubai

Capellen - Luxembourg, February 16, 2017 - eProseed will co-organize the forthcoming Oracle Cloud Application Development and Deploy Summit in Dubai.

The summit will gather Oracle product managers, eProseed's highest skilled specialists, and selected c...

Revealed: Web servers used by disk-nuking Shamoon cyberweapon

Avoid this wonderful malware on your network by black-holing connections A detailed analysis of the Shamoon malware – which is playing a huge role in the cyberwar between Saudi Arabia and Iran – has identified servers used to spread the software nasty.…

It’s Android Wear 2.0 launch day—here’s what’s getting updated

Google announces new hardware and updates with the new smartwatch OS.