Sunday, February 13, 2011

e-mail must die - 2

Distribution of information in the form of document files is bound to create content security problems because every computer where the information is stored becomes a hacking target.

CNet reports on an ongoing industrial espionage investigation of another attack from China:
For years, companies in the oil and energy industry have been the victims of attempts to steal e-mail and other sensitive information from hackers believed to be in China, according to a new report from McAfee.

And the attack was at least partially successful, McAfee said: "Files of interest focused on operational oil and gas field production systems and financial documents related to field exploration and bidding that were later copied from the compromised hosts or via extranet servers. In some cases, the files were copied to and downloaded from company Web servers by the attackers.

tags: information, control, security, s-curve, payload, content, industry, system

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