More on the ‘Aurora’ Attacks

by Erin on January 27th, 2010 in Industry and Security News.

In Lavasoft CEO Jason King’s commentary on the cyber attacks that targeted Google and dozens of other high profile targets, he noted that these so-called Aurora attacks were heard about and felt all around the Web, and around the World, making them of interest to us all to see what else develops. In just one week since that report was published, there have been a number of developments and interesting industry commentary on this.

So, for those following this story, here are a few of these updates:

  • In his “Beware the Botnets” piece on CSOonline, security blogger Brian Krebs looks at the botnet angle behind the attacks – how botnets have enabled a ‘democratization of espionage.'
  • In a new twist on the attack vectors used to hit Google and the other involved companies, according to a report in The Financial Times, attackers may have specifically targeted key employees and impersonated their friends on social networking sites to trick the victims into downloading malware.

We'll continue to keep you updated here with more news on this as it relates to your security.