From: Adrian Courtenay
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: U.S. leads action against Gameover Zeus Botnet
Date: Wed Jun 04 12:24:07 MDT 2014
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June 4, 2014


U.S. leads action against Gameover Zeus Botnet


The Justice Department has announced a multi-national effort to disrupt the Gameover Zeus Botnet, a global network of infected victim computers used by cyber criminals to steal millions of dollars from businesses and consumers. In a separate action, U.S. and foreign law enforcement officials worked together to seize computer servers central to the malicious software or "malware" known as Cryptolocker, a form of "ransomware" that encrypts the files on victims' computers until they pay a ransom.

Victims of Gameover Zeus may use the following website created by DHS's Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) for assistance in removing the malware:  More 

Computer security experts from academia, industry, and the larger security community have organized themselves into more than 30 teams to compete in DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge (CGC) -- a first-of-its-kind tournament designed to speed the development of automated security systems able to defend against cyberattacks as fast as they are launched. DARPA has announced that it reached an agreement to hold the 2016 CGC final competition in conjunction with DEF CON, one of the largest computer security conferences in the world.

DARPA's CGC takes aim at an increasingly serious problem: the inadequacy of current network security systems, which require expert programmers to identify and repair system weaknesses -- typically after attackers have taken advantage of those weaknesses to steal data or disrupt processes.  More

Security vendors Fortinet and Palo Alto Networks have co-founded a cybersecurity consortium with the goal of sharing threat intelligence among member organizations.

The companies say the mission of the consortium, which is open to technology vendors, government agencies, non-profit groups, and corporations, is to improve the sharing of cross-industry, cross-vendor threat intelligence; boost coordination of incident response; and help prevent cyber-attacks that use advanced malware.  More 


March Networks and Pelco by Schneider Electric have announced the integration of the March Networks Command video management system (VMS) with Sarix Series IP cameras, Spectra HD Dome PTZ and Sarix TI Thermal Imaging camera systems. The integration provides organizations with greater flexibility when selecting an IP video surveillance solution, and ensures faster, more cost-effective system deployment.

"We are excited by this support for our complete range of IP cameras, including our new Sarix Professional and Enhanced Ranges, by the March Networks VMS solution," said Kristina Holmqvist, Business Development Manager EMEA at Pelco by Schneider Electric. "This integration provides the possibility for our joint customers to use our multipurpose range of cameras with March Networks' high performance solution."  More    

Maple Lawn, MD-based AirPatrol Corporation, a location-based mobile device security developer, has announced it has joined Good Technology's partner ecosystem to provide organizations with the ability to automatically change security policies on mobile devices based on contextual inputs such as the device's location and owner.

AirPatrol's ZoneDefense for Good allows systems administrators to create "hot zones" that can change the features, apps and content available on a Good-enabled device when it enters that zone. Hot zones can be as large as an entire building or as small as an office cubicle.  More 


Southwest Microwave has announced the availability of two new Relocatable Microwave Sensors: the 316 RDS Rapid Deployment Sensor (TX/RX Link) with a 244m (800ft) detection range, and the 385 RDS Rapid Deployment Sensor (Transceiver) with a 122m (400ft) detection range.

The company's Rapid Deployment Sensors are designed to satisfy temporary perimeter intrusion detection requirements in an outdoor environment. These relocatable microwave sensors provide a high probability of detection and low nuisance alarms, and are resistant to rain, fog, wind, dust, falling snow, and temperature extremes. K-Brand frequency maximizes resistance to external radar interference.  More    

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