Black Vine: Formidable cyber espionage group targeted aerospace, healthcare since 2012

Symantec today published a whitepaper on a highly resourceful cyberespionage group called Black Vine that has been operating since 2012.  Symantec believes that Anthem breach was just one of the multiple attacks by this group. Earlier this year, Anthem, the second largest health insurance provider in the US publicly disclosed that it had been the victim of a major cyberattack. The attack against Anthem resulted in the largest known healthcare data breach to date, with 80 million patient records exposed. The group has access to zero-day exploits, most likely obtained through the Elderwood framework, and uses custom-developed back door malware. By connecting multiple Black…

Few Types of Cyber Attacks – Cyber Threats

Botnet – a network of software robots, or bots, that automatically spread malware Fast Flux – moving data quickly among the computers in a botnet to make it difficult to trace the source of malware or phishing websites Zombie Computer – a computer that has been hacked into and is used to launch malicious attacks or to become part of a botnet Social Engineering – using lies and manipulation to trick people into revealing their personal information. Phishing is a form of social engineering Denial-of-Service attacks – flooding a network or server with traffic in order to make it unavailable to its users Skimmers – Devices that steal credit…