Dmitri Alperovitch
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Dmitri Alperovitch

Apple issues fix for security risk

Hackers can also modify the transmission, said Dmitri Alperovitch, the chief technology officer at the security firm CrowdStrike. For the most part, Alperovitch said, the hacking ability is limited to people who are on the same network as the hacker -- such as in a coffee shop or ...

Major banks hit with biggest cyberattacks in history

"The volume of traffic sent to these sites is frankly unprecedented," said Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder of CrowdStrike, a security firm that has been investigating the attacks. "It's 10 to 20 times the volume that we normally see, and twice the previous record for a denial of service ...

Report: Russia Hacked 'Hundreds' of Companies Worldwide

"It's always hard to get a smoking gun in these type of cases," said Dmitri Alperovitch, the cofounder and CTO of CrowdStrike. Any specific names and details of those behind the attack are unclear, but Alperovitch is confident that the Russian government was involved. Hackers ...

Mandiant Report on Chinese Hackers is Not News But Its Approach Is

In 2011, Dmitri Alperovitch, then vice president of Threat Research for McAfee, authored a report about Shady RAT (Remote Access Tool), the malware that had been used by Chinese cybercriminals to exfiltrate data from a broad cross-section of organizations over a 2-5 year period — ...

CrowdStrike Falcon Traces Attacks Back To Hackers

"This is the real-time damage assessment that no one is doing today," said Dmitri Alperovitch, the co-founder and CTO of CrowdStrike, speaking by phone. "It shows you who the adversary is, what did they do [on your network], what did they take, which commands did they execute? " The ...

Is U.S. Less Secure After Chinese Hack Weapons Designs?

To learn what this breach means for U.S. security, Jeffrey Brown talks with Dmitri Alperovitch of CrowdStrike, a cyber security company, and James Lewis, a director at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. JEFFREY BROWN: There was a new report today of cyber-spying by the ...

Target Under Fire For Not Revealing Hacks Earlier

Dmitri Alperovitch, chief technology officer of the cybersecurity firm Crowdstrike, said the widespread nature of the attacks highlights why companies should share data about breaches. Companies could tell each other about the IP addresses and malicious code used when they were hacked...

Firms Brace For Possible Retaliatory Cyberattacks From Syria : All Tech Considered : NPR

"A lot of companies are coming and asking us to do assessments on the Syrian Electronic Army and other actors in the broader region and how they may suffer attacks in the coming weeks from them," says Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder and chief technology officer at CrowdStrike, which ...

How have surveillance practices impacted cyber security agenda, private sector?

... the National Security Agency's spying practices -- and the ramifications of those revelations -- since leaks began in the summer, Judy Woodruff consults James Bamford, author of "The Shadow Factory," retired Gen. Michael Hayden, former director of the NSA, and Dmitri Alperovitch of CrowdStrike...

China also cyber-spying on Russia and Moscow doesn't know it

CrowdStrike cofounder Dmitri Alperovitch said that his firm has charted an "incredible" assault by Chinese hackers on Russian targets over the last 18 months, including Moscow's defense ministry and arms contractors. "It's not clear to me that the Russians are fully aware of this," said ...

Mandiant Fends Off Hackers Along With Haters

"They’re certainly the biggest out there, and they’ve been doing it for a number of years, but they’re not the only ones," says Dmitri Alperovitch, of cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike, one of Mandiant's main competitors. Alperovitch highlighted some of the same Chinese hacking ...

Hack the Hackers? Companies Itching To Go On Cyber Offense

They will not go away,” said Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder of security firm CrowdStrike. “It doesn’t matter how many times you stop them, the one time they get through they cause very, very serious damage.” Whether it’s from vindictive terrorists, anti-capitalistic hacktivists or ...

Russia hacked hundreds of Western, Asian companies

"These attacks appear to have been motivated by the Russian government's interest in helping its industry maintain competitiveness in key areas of national importance," Dmitri Alperovitch, chief technology officer of CrowdStrike, told Reuters on Tuesday evening. While cybersecurity ...

U.S. government warns merchants on methods used by Target hackers

"It's a shame this report wasn't released a month ago," said Dmitri Alperovitch, chief technology officer of the cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike. "It has been frustrating for some retailers because it has been incredibly difficult for most firms to get information. It has not been ...

CrowdStrike's Dmitri Alperovitch Named to Foreign Policy's Leading Global Thinkers for 2013

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CrowdStrike, a global provider of security technologies and services focused on identifying advanced cyber threats and targeted attacks, today announced its Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Dmitri Alperovitch, has been honored as one ...

CrowdStrike's Dmitri Alperovitch Recognized as an Honoree of MIT Technology Review's Annual...

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, MIT Technology Review revealed its list of the top 35 young innovators ( http://www.technologyreview.com/innovators-under-35/ ) for 2013, and CrowdStrike's Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Dmitri Alperovitch (@DmitriCyber on ...

Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder of Irvine, Calif.-based CrowdStrike, said his firm has been carefully tracking cybercriminals in Eastern Europe, Russia and elsewhere for retail clients. Shabayev has been “very active” selling the BlackPOS memory-scraper malware for about a year, he said. ...

Hacker group in China linked to big cyber attacks: Symantec

Dmitri Alperovitch, the researcher who named Operation Aurora in February 2010 when he was the first to uncover key details about the attacks, said he believed that Symantec's conclusions were generally accurate. Alperovitch, who is chief technology officer at the cyber security ...

Will McAfee's hacking hyperbole hatchet job kill the trillion-dollar myth?

This meme seems to have been spawned two years ago by Dmitri Alperovitch, then McAfee's vice president of threat research, now a cyberhawk suggesting that companies be able to hack back — much as Venetian trading ships of the renaissance were armed and would open fire on commercial ...

Security firm CrowdStrike hires U.S. Air Force info-warfare expert

But if a few minutes prior you had taken my wallet, it's completely legal, I'm defending my property rights," said CrowdStrike co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Dmitri Alperovitch. Alperovitch and Convertino cautioned that the company is not currently going that far on ...

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