Items tagged with FireEye

Sony can't seem to catch a break when it comes to hackers. If cyber criminals aren't infiltrating the company's PlayStation Network (PSN) and wreaking havoc there, then they're breaking into the company's movie division, as they did last week when Sony Pictures became the victim of a massive ransomeware hack. As a result, Sony has hired Mandiant, a cybersecurity and forensics firm, to help clean up the mess and assess the extent the damage. A hacking group known as Guardians of Peace, or #GOP, seemingly took credit for the security breach that forced Sony employees to shut down their systems and... Read more...
Dealing with spam is a reality of the digital life, but there are those among us who spend their time and energy turning back the tidal wave of unwanted and in some cases dangerous metaphorical salted pork slurry. This week, those dedicated souls took out the Grum botnet, which was the third-largest spam botnet and was responsible for 17.4% of the world’s spam traffic, according to FireEye Malware Intelligence Lab’s Atif Mushtaq. The folks at FireEye, in cahoots with researchers at SpamHaus and CERT-GIB, detailed their unified efforts to shut down Grum once and for all. The full story... Read more...