Computer Attack and Cyberterrorism

Computer Attack and CyberterrorismMany international terrorist groups now actively use computers and the Internet to communicate, and several may develop or acquire the necessary technical skills to direct a co-ordinated attack against computers in the United States. A cyberattack intended to harm the U.S. economy would likely target computers that operate the civilian critical infrastructure and government agencies. However, there is disagreement among some observers about whether a co-ordinated cyberattack against the U.S. critical infrastructure could be extremely harmful, or even whether computers operating the civilian critical infrastructure actually offer an effective target for furthering terrorists' goals. While there is no published evidence that terrorist organizations are currently planning a co-ordinated attack against computers, computer system vulnerabilities persist world-wide, and initiators of the random cyberattacks that plague computers on the Internet remain largely unknown. Reports from security organisations show that random attacks are now increasingly implemented through use of automated tools, called ‘bots', that direct large numbers of compromised computers to launch attacks through the Internet as swarms. The growing trend toward the use of more automated attack tools has also overwhelmed some of the current methodologies used for tracking Internet cyberattacks. This book provides background information for three types of attacks against computers (cyberattack, physical attack, and electromagnetic attack), and discusses related vulnerabilities for each type of attack.The book also describes the possible effects of a co-ordinated cyberattack, or computer network attack (CNA), against U.S. infrastructure computers, along with possible technical capabilities of international terrorists. Issues for Congress may include how could trends in cyberattacks be measured more effectively; what is appropriate guidance for DOD use of cyberweapons; should cybersecurity be combined with, or remain separate from, the physical security organization within DHS; how can commercial vendors be encouraged to improve the security of their products; and what are options to encourage U.S. citizens to follow better cybersecurity practices. Appendices to this book describe computer viruses, spyware, and ‘bot networks', and how malicious programs are used to enable cybercrime and cyberespionage. Also, similarities are drawn between planning tactics currently used by computer hackers and those used by terrorists groups for conventional attacks.

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Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground

Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime UndergroundFormer hacker Kevin Poulsen has, over the past decade, built a reputation as one of the top investigative reporters on the cybercrime beat. In Kingpin, he pours his unmatched access and expertise into book form for the first time, delivering a gripping cat-and-mouse narrative—and an unprecedented view into the twenty-first century’s signature form of organized crime.

The word spread through the hacking underground like some unstoppable new virus: Someone—some brilliant, audacious crook—had just staged a hostile takeover of an online criminal network that siphoned billions of dollars from the US economy.

The FBI rushed to launch an ambitious undercover operation aimed at tracking down this new kingpin; other agencies around the world deployed dozens of moles and double agents. Together, the cybercops lured numerous unsuspecting hackers into their clutches. . . . Yet at every turn, their main quarry displayed an uncanny ability to sniff out their snitches and see through their plots.

The culprit they sought was the most unlikely of criminals: a brilliant programmer with a hippie ethic and a supervillain’s double identity. As prominent “white-hat” hacker Max “Vision” Butler, he was a celebrity throughout the programming world, even serving as a consultant to the FBI. But as the black-hat “Iceman,” he found in the world of data theft an irresistible opportunity to test his outsized abilities. He infiltrated thousands of computers around the country, sucking down millions of credit card numbers at will. He effortlessly hacked his fellow hackers, stealing their ill-gotten gains from under their noses. Together with a smooth-talking con artist, he ran a massive real-world crime ring.

And for years, he did it all with seeming impunity, even as countless rivals ran afoul of police.

Yet as he watched the fraudsters around him squabble, their ranks riddled with infiltrators, their methods inefficient, he began to see in their dysfunction the ultimate challenge: He would stage his coup and fix what was broken, run things as they should be run—even if it meant painting a bull’s-eye on his forehead.

Through the story of this criminal’s remarkable rise, and of law enforcement’s quest to track him down, Kingpin lays bare the workings of a silent crime wave still affecting millions of Americans. In these pages, we are ushered into vast online-fraud supermarkets stocked with credit card numbers, counterfeit checks, hacked bank accounts, dead drops, and fake passports. We learn the workings of the numerous hacks—browser exploits, phishing attacks, Trojan horses, and much more—these fraudsters use to ply their trade, and trace the complex routes by which they turn stolen data into millions of dollars. And thanks to Poulsen’s remarkable access to both cops and criminals, we step inside the quiet, desperate arms race that law enforcement continues to fight with these scammers today.

Ultimately, Kingpin is a journey into an underworld of startling scope and power, one in which ordinary American teenagers work hand in hand with murderous Russian mobsters and where a simple wireless connection can unleash a torrent of gold worth millions.

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Gray Hat Hacking The Ethical Hackers Handbook, 3rd Edition

Gray Hat Hacking The Ethical Hackers Handbook, 3rd EditionFully updated expanded to cover the latest devious hacking methods

Featuring in-depth, advanced coverage of vulnerability discovery and reverse engineering, Gray Hat Hacking, Third Edition provides eight brand-new chapters on the latest ethical hacking techniques. In addition to the new chapters, the rest of the book is updated to address current issues, threats, tools and techniques.

This one-of-a-kind guide offers a comprehensive overview of the hacking landscape and is organized in a progressive manner, first giving an update on the latest developments in hacking-related law, useful to everyone in the security field. Next, the book describes the security testing process and covers useful tools and exploit frameworks. The second section is expanded by explaining social engineering, physical, and insider attacks and the latest trends in hacking (Voice over IP and SCADA attacks). The book then explains, from both a code and machine-level perspective, how exploits work and guides you through writing simple exploits. Finally, the authors provide a comprehensive description of vulnerability research and reverse engineering.

Gray Hat Hacking, Third Edition features eight new chapters, covering:

  • Social engineering
  • Physical attacks
  • Insider attacks
  • VoIP attacks
  • SCADA attacks
  • Dradis framework and information sharing
  • Client content-based attacks
  • Web server attacks

Detailed, authoritative coverage Introduction to Ethical Disclosure; Ethics of Ethical Hacking; Ethical Hacking and the Legal System; Proper and Ethical Disclosure; Penetration Testing and Tools; Social Engineering Attacks; Physical Attacks; Insider Attacks; Using BackTrack LiveCD Linux Distribution; Using Metasploit; Dradis and Managing a Pen Test; Exploiting; Progamming SProgrammingills; Basic Linux Exploits; Advanced Linux Exploits; Shellcode Strategies; Writing Linux Shell Code; Basic Windows Exploits; Client Content Based Attacks; Web Server Attacks; VoIP Attacks; SCADA Attacks; Vulnerability Analysis; Passive Analysis; Advanced Static Analysis with IDA Pro; Advanced Reverse Engineering; Client-Side Browser Exploits; Exploiting Windows Access Control Model; Intelligent Fuzzing with Sulley; From Vulnerability to Exploit; Closing the Holes: Mitigation Techniques; Malware Analysis; Collecting Malware and Initial Analysis; Hacking Malware

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Cyber Attack, CyberCrime, CyberWarfare – CyberComplacency: Is Hollywood’s blueprint for Chaos coming true

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“Cyber Attack, CyberCrime, CyberWarfare – CyberComplacency” is one of the few books that covers destructive Computer Network Attacks in the Internet and in CyberSpace. It is an in-depth reference that covers DDOS from motivation, identification, analysis and mitigation.

By the author of the consistently top-selling in class "How to Cheat at Managing Information Security" and like that book, proceeds go to charity. Osborne starts with Network/Internet provider business practices and existing monitoring & detection systems. It shows the current focus on other forms of attacks including traditional electronic espionage, counter-terrorism and malware. It then describes various mechanisms for estimation of Cyberattack impact covering direct cost, indirect cost, and customer churn.
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CyberWar, CyberTerror, CyberCrime

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The world is becoming ever more interconnected and vulnerable, as has been demonstrated by the recent cyber attacks on Estonia. Thus the need for stringent and comprehensive methods for combating cyber crime and terror have never before been needed more than now. CyberWar, CyberTerror, CyberCrime is a straightforward and pragmatic guide. It details how best practices and standards can be used to combat cyber criminals and terrorists. This book is written by Dr. Julie Mehan who is a Principal Analyst for a strategic consulting firm in the State of Virginia. She has been a Government Service employee, a strategic consultant, and an entrepreneur. Until November 2007, she was the co-founder of a small woman-owned company focusing on secure, assured software modernization and security services. She led business operations, as well as the information technology governance and information assurance-related services, including certification and accreditation, systems security engineering process improvement, and information assurance strategic planning and programme management. During previous years, Dr Mehan delivered information assurance and security-related privacy services to senior department of defense, federal government, and commercial clients working in Italy, Australia, Canada, Belgium, and the United States. Information security should not be an after thought. It should be ingrained into the organization's culture. This book will help you create this forward thinking culture using best practices and standards.