Blog Posts Tagged with "Bank of America"


Security Weekly News Roundup: Tunnel Vision

February 11, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

As security professionals do we all just suffer from “security tunnel vision” or is something major shifting in our industry? Is it all just related to the significant rise in hacktivism or the 24-hour news cycle requiring that every little thing become a news story?

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Bank of America's $10 Million Dollar Breach Loss

May 25, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"It's a huge issue for all types of consumer information that is stored, and it's being heavily targeted by all kinds of breaches. Organized crime either had an employee planted or reached out to an employee and got them in on the hack. We're seeing this more and more..."

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Anonymous-Leaked B of A Emails Reveal Nothing

March 14, 2011 Added by:Headlines

In this case it looks as if select emails were leaked without the necessary context to understand their significance in an effort to generate some heat but provide little light, which really only works to satisfy the disgruntled former employee's desire to make trouble...

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HBGary Federal CEO Aaron Barr Resigns

March 01, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Debate has ensued about whether private security companies should be actively developing strategies that include potentially illegal acts, engaging in disinformation and propaganda campaigns on behalf of the government, and developing powerful cyber offensive weapons...

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More on the HBGary Federal Breach Revelations

February 25, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Revelations about the proposed tactics and operations set forth by HBGary Federal and the other security companies involved should be cause for concern amongst the information security community, as they largely portray security professionals as being techno mercenaries and hired guns...

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SPOOK COUNTRY 2011: HBGary, Palantir, and the CIRC

February 19, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

One has to look at the ends and the means to judge what is out of bounds. In the case of the Barr incident, we are seeing that true intelligence techniques of disinformation, psyops, and dirty tricks were on the table for a private company to use against citizens throughout the globe...

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B of A Enlists Security Firms to Undermine WikiLeaks

February 10, 2011 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

The fallout from the HBGary Federal breach continues to spread as leaked documents reveal that BofA was soliciting proposals for strategies to undermine WikiLeaks. The proposed strategies suggested a variety of tactics which ranged from a disinformation campaign to outright cyber attacks...

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Bank of America Sets Up WikiLeaks Damage Control Team

January 03, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The Bank of America counter-espionage team includes consultants from the Booz Allen Hamilton, and is apparently focusing on details surrounding Bank of America's acquisitions of Merill Lynch and troubled lender Countrywide...

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DDoS Wars: 4chan Gets a Taste of Their Own Poison

December 29, 2010 Added by:Headlines

According to the 4CHAN STATUS webpage, the purpose of which is to "be used to communicate with the 4chan userbase should the main site be unreachable," the main 4chan site was offline for a period on Tuesday, and reports from NetCraft indicate that the attacks have continued into Wednesday...

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Bank of America Hit By Anonymous DDoS Attack

December 27, 2010 Added by:Headlines

UPDATED: The attack was largely ineffective because the IRC channel used for the command and control of the LOIC tool was not functioning properly. Without the organized command and control structure (what is called the “hive-mind”), manual attacks are cumbersome...

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