Dmitri Alperovitch

Dmitri Alperovitch

Are e-cigs bad for your computer?

“Ultimately any USB device that you can plug in can be reprogrammed to do malicious things to your computer,” said Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder and chief technology officer of CrowdStrike, a cyber threat research firm. Capture keystrokes, turn on your Web cam, steal files, for ...

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 ...

FBI faces skepticism over claim that N. Korea hacked Sony

But Dmitri Alperovitch, with security firm CrowdStrike, backed up the FBI, telling Wired that the U.S. has more evidence proving North Korean involvement, and the government can't release it yet. His company has been tracking the group behind DarkSeoul. Alperovitch told Wired the ...

Private U.S. report accuses another Chinese military unit of hacking

Crowdstrike Co-founder and CTO Dmitri Alperovitch speaks during the Reuters Media and Technology Summit in New York, June 11, 2012. SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A private U.S. cybersecurity company on Monday accused a unit of China’s military of conducting far-reaching hacking operations to ...

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 — ...

Chinese cyberspies have hacked Middle East experts at major U.S. think tanks

The group behind the breaches, called "DEEP PANDA" by security researchers, appears to be affiliated with the Chinese government, says Dmitri Alperovitch, chief technology officer of the firm CrowdStrike. The company, which works with a number of think tanks on a pro bono basis, declined ...

Chinese hackers turned focus to U.S. experts on Iraq: security firm

CrowdStrike co-founder Dmitri Alperovitch said he has “great confidence” the hackers are affiliated with the government, though he declined to provide many details on the matter. A spokesman for the Chinese embassy in Washington could not be reached for comment. Over the past three ...

Chinese hackers turned focus to U.S. experts on Iraq -security firm

CrowdStrike co-founder Dmitri Alperovitch said he has "great confidence" the hackers are affiliated with the government, though he declined to provide many details on the matter. A spokesman for the Chinese embassy in Washington could not be reached for comment. Over the past three ...

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 ...

Chinese hacked U.S. military contractors: Senate panel

Cybersecurity expert Dmitri Alperovitch, chief technology officer with the security firm Crowdstrike, said China had for years shown a keen interest in th the logistical patterns of the U.S. military. The investigation focused on the U.S. military's ability to seamlessly tap civilian ...

FBI probes hack into JPMorgan Chase’s computers

“We have seen Russian intelligence services target financial institutions for the purpose of espionage,” said Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder of CrowdStrike, a cybersecurity firm, who was not commenting on the JPMorgan case. Of particular interest to them is data from the oil and gas ...

Breach at U.S. government contractor affected at least 25,000 workers

"They would be collecting this data to identify individuals who might be vulnerable to extortion and recruitment," said Dmitri Alperovitch, chief technology officer with cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike, which sells intelligence on state-sponsored cyber attacks. The Department of Homeland ...

Community Health says data stolen in cyber attack from China

CrowdStrike Chief Technology Officer Dmitri Alperovitch said his firm has seen "APT 18" targeting human rights groups and chemical companies. "They are of above average skill" among Chinese hackers, said Alperovitch, whose company dubbed the group "Dynamite Panda. " The issue of ...

UPDATE 5-Community Health says data stolen in cyber attack from China

Dmitri Alperovitch, chief technology officer with cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike, said Chinese hackers sometimes attack healthcare providers to obtain medical records of government officials and even potential intelligence assets. "Maybe they were trying to get at the medical data, but ...

US firm says Russian gang stole 1.2 bln Internet credentials -NYT

Dmitri Alperovitch, chief technology officer of the cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike told Reuters that the stolen passwords could be used to access other accounts beyond the ones on sites that were breached because people commonly use the same passwords for multiple sites. "A compromise ...

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 ...