In Kazakhstan National Computer Emergency Response Team (KZ-CERT) was founded in 2011.
- monitoring and detection of internet resources violationg law of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
- elaboration of propositions and recommendations on guarding the interests of person, society and state in information space;
- provide information security consulting services;
- fast and thorough gathering of information about cyber attacks or other suspicious activities.
- coordination of public and telecommunication operators’ cyber security units and other actors of national information infrastructure in the issues regarding prevention of violations in information and communication technologies;
- collection, analysis and storing information concerning existing threats to cybersecurity and effectiveness of implemented security measures
29 October 2014
Attackers use new Windows vulnerability to spread Trojan BlackEnergy
In fake PowerPoint presentations exploit for Windows is distributed.
International antivirus company ESET experts published a study of Trojan BlackEnergy, which was used to steal data from corporate users in Poland and Ukraine.
The experts found that for Win32/Rootkit.BlackEnergy malware implementation CVE-2014-4114 zero-day vulnerability was used. Operating systems Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, as well as 8.1, and RT are vulnerable.
Victims received suspicious email...
28 October 2014
Rise of DDoS attacks
For 8 months, 2014 the amount of DDoS attacks has grown by 183 percent.
In the first half of the current year DDoS attacks’ traffic volume was originated in India (26 %) and USA (17 %).
According to Symantec, from January to August 2014, DNS amplification attacks grew by 183 percent.
In this type of attack, an attacker sends a request with a spoofed source IP address, matching that of the target, to a large number of recursive DNS resolvers. The resolvers then respond to the...
17 October 2014
SSDP-Based DDoS Attacks on the Rise
After using the NTP (Network Time Protocol) to conduct amplified distributed denial-of-service attacks, the current trend shows that SSDP (Simple Service Directory Protocol) has gained in popularity.
Telemetry data from Arbor Networks, a company offering distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack mitigation services, SSDP is accountable for 42% of the incidents above 10Gbps recorded by their systems in September.
For the entire third quarter of 2013, the company monitored almost 30,000...