It is no secret that cybercriminals are becoming dramatically more adept, innovative, and stealthy with each passing day.
While new forms of cybercrime are on the rise, traditional activities seem to be shifting towards more clandestine techniques that involve the exploitation of standard system tools and protocols, which are not always monitored.
The latest example of such attack is
A unique attack called DNSMessenger uses DNS queries to carry out malicious PowerShell commands on compromised computers.
Researchers from Arbor Networks’ Security Engineering and Response Team (ASERT) say they have unearthed fresh leads on the tools and techniques used in the most recent wave of Shamoon attacks.
‘Microsoft loves Linux’ and this has never been so true than now.
Microsoft today made its PowerShell scripting language and command-line shell available to the open source developer community on GitHub under the permissive MIT license.
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The company has also launched alpha versions of PowerShell for Linux (specifically Red Hat, Ubuntu, and CentOS) and Mac OS X, in addition,