According to Websense Security Labs™ and the Websense ThreatSeeker® Network, they have detected malicious emails disguised as HSBC Notifications. A closer look at these emails, like the one you can see below, reveals that the link provided in the emails is a compromised URL belonging to the Philippine Bureau of Immigration.
Clicking the link prompts the user [...]
Is this related to the recent hostage taking? The website is now back up but no mention of the defacing….
MANILA — The Philippines on Sunday ordered all government offices to tighten Internet security after its main information website, Philippine Information Agency, was brought down by hackers.
"We are alerting all government agencies to review and improve [...]
Yesterday, mella alerted me regarding her laptop acting weird. It keep triggering a virus alert while visiting one of her favorite site, houseonahill.net. She confirmed that only this site triggered the alert. I told her to reboot the laptop and try again. I keep thinking that this might be the effect of a heuristic configuration I [...]
The Conficker worm is a computer worm that can infect your computer and spread itself to other computers across a network automatically, without human interaction. It exploits a vulnerability in Windows that Microsoft patched in October. It is commonly known as Kido or Downadup and first appeared in November.
Conficker.B, detected in February, added the ability to [...]
Let me start this entry by quoting Bruce Schneier, an internationally acclaimed cryptographer and security researcher:
As a cryptography and computer security expert, I have never understood the current fuss about the open source software movement. In the cryptography world, we consider open source necessary for good security; we have for decades. Public security is always more [...]
There will be an IT Security Convention in Manila which is scheduled on April 24, 2009. For those who are interested in security and might want to network with other like-minded individuals, you should check this out.
Local information security group, DEFCON Philippines (www.defconph.org), will be holding its second "Beer Talk" mini-convention on April 24 2009 [...]