The age of information highway robbery
by Ashley Stephenson - CEO, Corero Network Security - Monday, 22 April 2013.
Don’t play Russian Roulette with legitimate traffic

Though firewalls remain a critical security component, they are no longer the best type of device to deploy as the network’s first line of defense. Attackers know the limitations and have devised attacks that can evade or overwhelm a firewall other security devices. In order to allow these important devices to do their intended jobs, a new First Line of Defense must be deployed to eliminate the unwanted traffic from the network before it reaches the network. When the unwanted or malicious traffic noise is blocked, the internal network infrastructure can proceed unimpeded to allow the good customer traffic to have controlled, secured and streamlined access to the critical business applications and data.

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Compromised cPanel "Account Suspended" pages redirect to exploit kit

The code redirects visitors to another URL where the Fiesta exploit kit is hosted, which then tries to detect and exploit several vulnerabilities in various software. If it succeeds, the visitors are saddled with a banking Trojan.


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