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First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

Windows Backdoor Ported to Mac OS X, Used in Targeted Attacks

A Windows backdoor used in numerous attacks by a certain threat actor group has been ported to Mac OS X and fitted with new features, researchers at FireEye reported.According to the security firm, the Windows version of the backdoor called XSLCmd has ... [Published Security Week - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 06 2014 - Updated Sep 06 2014 - 1 reports

APT ported XSLCmd Backdoor on OS X according to FireEye

Security Experts at FireEye Lab discovered a new variant of the XSLCmd backdoor that has been used in targeted attacks infecting Mac OX based systems. Experts at FireEye Labs have discovered a previously unknown variant of the APT backdoor XSLCmd, ... [Published Security Affairs - Sep 06 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

Cyberespionage group starts using new Mac OS X backdoor program

A group of hackers known for past cyberespionage attacks against the U.S. Defense Industrial Base, as well as companies from the electronics and engineering sectors, has recently started using a backdoor program to target Mac OS X systems."The backdoor ... [Published Good Gear Guide - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

With an OK from Congress, the US Can Declare War on ISIS

Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday vowed that the U.S. government would pursue the terrorist group ISIS “to the gates of Hell” – while President Obama defined the mission as one to “degrade and destroy” them.In the wake of the brutal murder of a second ... [Published Yahoo! News - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

Forced to Adapt: XSLCmd Backdoor Now on OS X

Introduction FireEye Labs recently discovered a previously unknown variant of the APT backdoor XSLCmd – OSX.XSLCmd – which is designed to compromise Apple OS X systems. This backdoor shares a significant portion of its code with the Windows-based ... [Published FireEye Blog - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Jul 12 2014 - Updated Jul 12 2014 - 1 reports

Jabhat and IS “caliphate” by the numbers

[ by Charles Cameron -- large numbers don't fit well into small skulls, but we do what we can ] . Charles Lister tweeted today : The numbers are, for my humble self, staggering. And you can’t lose $1.5 billion if you didn’t have $1.5 billion ... [Published CSC Center for Strategic Communication - Jul 12 2014]
First reported Apr 28 2014 - Updated Apr 28 2014 - 1 reports

50 Facts About U.S. Nuclear Weapons Today

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"The code within contains both an installation routine that is carried out the first time it is executed on a system, and the backdoor routine which is carried out after confirming that its parent process is launchd (the initial user mode process of OS X that is responsible for, amongst other things, launching daemons)" FireEye's James Bennett and Mike Scott wrote in a blog post
"The backdoor code was ported to OS X from a Windows backdoor that has been used extensively in targeted attacks over the past several years, having been updated many times in the process" security researchers from FireEye said Thursday in a blog post
...It was during this time that his approval rate dropped dramatically. Dr. King, once said, "We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear... That old law about 'an eye for an eye' leaves everybody blind ... The time is always right to do the right thing... Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal."

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Windows Backdoor Ported to Mac OS X, Used in Ta... [Published Security Week - Sep 08 2014]
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Cyberespionage group starts using new Mac OS X ... [Published Good Gear Guide - Sep 05 2014]
Forced to Adapt: XSLCmd Backdoor Now on OS X [Published FireEye Blog - Sep 04 2014]
With an OK from Congress, the US Can Declare Wa... [Published Yahoo! News - Sep 04 2014]
Jabhat and IS “caliphate” by the numbers [Published CSC Center for Strategic Communication - Jul 12 2014]
50 Facts About U.S. Nuclear Weapons Today [Published Brookings Latest From Brookings - Apr 28 2014]
'Chinese spies' launch new Adobe zero-day attack [Published SC Magazine UK - Feb 21 2014]
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APT ported XSLCmd Backdoor on OS X according to... [Published Security Affairs - Sep 06 2014]
Security Experts at FireEye Lab discovered a new variant of the XSLCmd backdoor that has been used in targeted attacks infecting Mac OX based systems. Experts at FireEye Labs have discovered a previously unknown variant of the APT backdoor XSLCmd, ...
Forced to Adapt: XSLCmd Backdoor Now on OS X [Published FireEye Blog - Sep 04 2014]
Introduction FireEye Labs recently discovered a previously unknown variant of the APT backdoor XSLCmd – OSX.XSLCmd – which is designed to compromise Apple OS X systems. This backdoor shares a significant portion of its code with the Windows-based ...
Jabhat and IS “caliphate” by the numbers [Published CSC Center for Strategic Communication - Jul 12 2014]
[ by Charles Cameron -- large numbers don't fit well into small skulls, but we do what we can ] . Charles Lister tweeted today : The numbers are, for my humble self, staggering. And you can’t lose $1.5 billion if you didn’t have $1.5 billion ...
50 Facts About U.S. Nuclear Weapons Today [Published Brookings Latest From Brookings - Apr 28 2014]
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Emergency Adobe Flash Update Handles Zero Day U... [Published threatpost - The First Stop for Security News - Feb 20 2014]
Adobe rushed out an unscheduled Flash Player update today to counter exploits of a zero-day vulnerability in the software. A number of national security, foreign policy and public policy websites are hosting exploits that redirect to espionage malware, ...
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