Access member only content, take part in discussions with comments on blogs, news and reviews and receive all the latest security industry news directly to your inbox. Join now for free.
Processing registration... Please wait.
This process can take up to a minute to complete.
A confirmation email has been sent to your email address - SUPPLIED EMAIL HERE. Please click on the link in the email to verify your email address. You need to verify your email before you can start posting.
If you do not receive your confirmation email within the next few minutes, it may be because the email has been captured by a junk mail filter. Please ensure you add the domain @scmagazine.com.au to your white-listed senders.
At least 760 organisations potentially including Australian businesses appear to have been victims of the same attacks that compromised RSA’s SecurID authentication system earlier this year.
The names appear on a list of victim machines that had phoned home to command and control servers used in the March attacks on RSA.
The list was shared by information professionals to US Congress and published by KrebsonSecurity.
It includes security companies including Verizon Australia, eBay, Motorola, IBM, McAfee and VMWare.
Australian telcos Telstra, iiNet, AAPT, TPG, and Macquarie Telecom also appeared on the list but likely because subscribers, not the organisations, were compromised.
A whopping 300 of the 339 command and control servers identified in the attacks were located in China, according to the analysis.
Details of the attack on RSA were not publicly known. Director Art Conviello said last month only that the company was hit with a sophisticated two-pronged attack.
RSA said it lacked the evidence to determine the culprit of the attacks but controversially maintained the compromised SecurID token system did not result in customer data loss.
“There has been no successful attacks with the information and only one incident where the information taken was used in an attack,” Conviello said.
Copyright © SC Magazine, Australia
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below or register an account if you don't yet have one. Please read our guidelines on commenting. Offending posts will be removed and your access may be suspended. Abusive or obscene language will not be tolerated. The comments below do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of SC Magazine, Haymarket Media or its employees.