Popular service provider in Thailand compromised.

Symptom
DHCP from ISP delivering false IP address and Gateway.

Result
All your traffic is routed through a 3’rd party, as in this instance, to another country before arriving at destination.

A large amount of traffic is being redirected to IP adrresses which remain ‘unallocated’ but prove to be outside Thailand.

The recorded instances of this hack, notably located near to the ‘Stock Exchange of Thailand’, is most likely not a co-incidence.

It was of much consternation the ISP denied this for almost a month before accepting and rectifying the issue.

This is an ongoing investigation.

Tipping Point

The Tipping Point

 Before Code Red.

I had been suggesting an Anti-Virus (AV) solution to my employers for some time. In one week we lost $140,000 US to corrupted image files, from a virus. I was then allowed to purchase and install AV.

Code Red arrived.

Brand new server, OS and support. I was infected before I could get updates or reboot. Damn! I need a firewall. Million dollar lottery systems.

 

There has been a stark awakening in high value online systems. Of course.

The first example is not considered a high value online system. That’s why security was so low on the agenda, until massive graphics designer costs for lost work made it important.

 

When does your data become important?

  • Before you know it.
  • When you have lost it.

 

The tipping point.

As soon as you are connected to the internet and have valuable data.

That was easy.

 

Network-Box is simple. Teams of security experts, worldwide, working to ensure exacting and complete managed security.

No ‘if’ or ‘but’. Policy strictly enforced by qualified and certified security experts.

 

Endpoint Security Myths

stop-spamWe have Kaspersky on all our desktops, we don’t need more anti-virus. We hear this or something similar a lot in Thailand when we talk to prospective Network Box clients. Our colleague, Pierluigi; MD of Network Box USA has written a great article addressing this very topic.

Top Myths of Endpoint Security

For a full analysis of your organization’s security – send us an email or use the contact form.

Network Box a Strong Performer, According to Forrester

Forrester Research Inc. named Network Box a strong performer in MSSP’s. We knew this all along but it’s great to have a major technology research and evaluation group confirm  what our customers know already and what we have been telling prospective customers for year. The press release is below. For more information contact Network Box Thailand for a completely free and no obligation evaluation of your organization security.

Network Box USA in The Forrester Wave™

 

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INDEPENDENT RESEARCH FIRM CITES NETWORK BOX AS
A STRONG PERFORMER IN ITS EMERGING MSSP Q1 2013 REPORT

 

Network Box evaluated for breadth of capabilities, flexibility, customer satisfaction

 

HOUSTON, JANUARY 9TH, 2013 – Network Box USA (www.networkboxusa.com), the American division of worldwide managed security service provider Network Box Corporation Limited, today announced that the company has been named a strong performer in The Forrester Wave™: Emerging Managed Security Service Providers, Q1 2013 Report.

Network Box was among the select companies invited by Forrester Research, Inc. to participate in its Q1 2013, Forrester Wave report, Emerging Managed Security Service Providers. Based on an evaluation of the company’s breadth of capabilities, flexibility and customer satisfaction, Network Box was cited as a Strong Performer within the emerging managed security services provider (MSSP) landscape.

 

In this same report, Forrester states that Network Box trains its team well on Network Box’s technology, as evidenced from Network Box having attained the highest score in the category of MSS Employees. Forrester further states that clients have confirmed to the Network Box UTM as having reduced their operational risks while enhancing operational performance.

The research house also positions Network Box’s offering as appealing to companies in search of a managed UTM appliance with active support from professional security personnel.

“Network Box prides itself on its award-winning UTM, security technology and customer service, one with a truly global presence. To be identified by Forrester as one of the top and most significant emerging MSSPs is not only an honor, but, we believe, true validation of everything the entire Network Box team has worked so hard for since 2000,” said Pierluigi Stella, CTO of Network Box USA. “For us, the report clearly illustrates that we are a proven, emerging player in the market.”

The Network Box UTM appliance combines numerous applications – firewall, intrusion prevention and detection, virtual private network, content filtering, anti-virus, anti-spam, anti-phishing, and anti-spyware – into one single, sophisticated mix of hardware and software.

Network Box enables small to medium-sized businesses to combat hackers, worms, backdoors and other online menaces, easily and cost-effectively.

For more information on Network Box and the Network Box UTM technology, please visit  www.networkboxusa.com.

 

 

 

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Hacker Caught in Thailand

Thai police picked up a suspected hacker at Suvarnabhumi Airport on Monday. See the whole article in the Bangkok Post.

When I give talks about network security we the motivation of these guys and how they are no longer geeks in pajamas in mom’s basement playing games with their computers.

This guy was a multi-millionaire flying first class and living a life of luxury on money he stole while sitting at his computer.

This is why – but he’s one that got caught!

Network Box – In Focus

December marks the end of the year, 2012 has been a good one for Network Box Thailand. We’ve added happy customers and all the old ones are still with us.

This December marks the beginning of a new tool for Network Box sellers and resellers. It is called Focus. Focus is a monthly newsletter with all the news and updates about what is going on at Network Box. It is also a great tool for prospective clients to learn how letting Network Box protect their computers is the best decision.

So keep watching this space every month for a new Focus from Network Box and here is the very first issue. Best wishes from Network Box Thailand to all our friends for a very healthy and Happy New Year.

 
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Thailand’s Fraud on the Rise

An article in the 19 November issue of The Nation reports on a survey by Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) Thailand and tells of growing threats to business from all types of fraud. It may or may not come as a surprise that over 35% of Thailand businesses surveyed reported a major fraud incident in the last 12 months.

No doubt fraud risks are increasing in Thailand. Mitigating risk is an important part of business operations in today’s world. Yet IT risk is probably one of the least understood and least adequately protected against simply because IT vulnerabilities are not easily seen.

Thai business reported three times the global rate of anti-competitive practices and almost 80% of reported fraud was internal verses 56% globally. Leading the world in these categories is not a good thing. In Thailand, 80% of internal fraud was by middle and upper management. Leading types of fraud are embezzlement, computer hacking and asset misappropriation – all digital.

Business data today is all digital – your first line of defense against fraud threats, internal and external is a secure computer network. Policy enforcement, data leakage, hackers, worms, spams, intrusions and breaches in thousands of forms and methods cannot be dealt with using yesterday’s firewalls. Only dynamic, dedicated, fulltime, trained computer network security can handle the job.

Learn how multi-award winning Network Box Thailand can economically protect your company from fraud that could cripple your business. We will survey your network and give you a free report on how well your organization is protected from digitally based fraud – get a free 30 day Network Box demo for qualified businesses – here.

Listen to a great podcast about cybercrime and how it impacts business from PwC Canada here.

Searching for Sales and Channel Manager

Click the image to read all about the job and apply

Demand for NCI products is growing and we are looking for a special person to help us serve our expanding customer and reseller partners. NCI is a small company that represents best in the world products and selling to best in world companies. If you are up for a challenge with a big payoff potential or know someone who is – please contact us.

We’ve posted full details on JobStreet.com click here. Anyone is welcome to contact us directly but it is best if you apply for an interview through the ad.

Thank you.

Q3 Interpac Update from Hong Kong

Dear Interpac Partner,

Well it’s certainly been a busy 2012 for Interpac since my last newsletter. A steady flow of multi-site project work and launch of our new AD-SYNCH and CAP R2 Modules have been keeping us busy while some new personnel additions have brought even more talent to the Interpac team.

 Local Project Rollouts

Teltrac deployment in ASEAN continues to grow steadily as we continue to provide solutions for new requirements. Some projects of interest just in the past month include:

a Teltrac EMS Enterprise Multi-Site system is now in service for everyone’s favorite hotel booking service Agoda with their Avaya Aura server in Bangkok, supporting G450 and G430 media gateways sited in Bangkok, Phuket, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Sydney and Budapest, replacing the locally sourced call accounting system which was found to be unequal to the requirement.

a Teltrac EMS is in deployment for venerable global marketing services group DKSH, supporting multiple locations comprising a mix of Cisco 8.5, Cisco 8.6 and Siemens HiPath 4000 nodes as Phase I of a regional A.P. rollout programme. In this case Teltrac was the only CAS product that proved capable in POC of reliably supporting Cisco IPT with Siemens and NEC PBX on the same network.

Continued rollout of Teltrac EMS for the worldwide operations of Global Foundries with successful implementation of our AD-Synch Module to automate staff MAC’s worldwide with GF’s Active Directory deployment, supporting Cisco 8.x together with Siemens, Hitachi and Panasonic equipment.

New Additions

Some changes and more team growth at Interpac:

A warm welcome to Michael Wong who has joined the team as Sales and Channel Manager for Hong Kong

In Singapore we say farewell to Rufus Pradeep who has decided to relocate to back to his homeland to raise a family, and we’ll soon be making an announcement regarding his replacement.

In Bangkok we welcome Charles Barron to the Thailand team in the capacity of Project Manager.

In Manila Senior Sales and Channel Executives Phoebe Villamayor and Veverly Obillio who joined in the summer are going great guns in the Philippines with a steady stream of wins including Coca-Cola, ACE Insurance, Cognizant, Glaxo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, to name but a few.

Product Development

PBX hacking is back…

Just when you thought telephone phreakers posing a hacking risk was a thing of the past, long-gone with high IDD rates, analogue line voicemail hacks and Y2K, it’s back big time in a new form. Now it’s not just teenage hackers getting dial tone and placing IDD calls on the company dime, it’s organized syndicates reaping hundreds of thousands per hit on service calls by penetrating the new generation of high-end corporate IPT voice systems to orchestrate and lock in callbacks to very high priced service numbers located in certain countries. We’re putting commensurate resources into ensuring our HackerTrac module stays ahead of the game in protecting you against this new and ubiquitous phenomenon.

Cost Allocation Package Release 2 which enables automated chargeback of personal calls to employees for fixed line and mobile is now in deployment, with a number of enhancements over the popular Release 1 version.

AD-SYNCH Module is now in full release having proved very successful at automatically synchronizing the Teltrac company directory even with highly complex corporate structures.

Meanwhile on the IPT front, in 2012 we continue to keep pace in interfacing and certification with the latest versions of all IPT equipment and software, including ShoreTel, Matrix, Lync, Huawei and others in addition of course to continuous work with Cisco, OpenScape, Avaya, etc.

Call us any time – for any voice network billing, analytics and reporting matters. We are here to serve you.

All the best,

Greg York

Managing Director

Interpacific Data Management Limited

Telecom Accounting and Operations Support

Systems for PBX I IPT I VPN I Mobile

 

 

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Features include – Unlimited locations, unlimited extensions, Multiple currencies, Multiple languages – ภาษาไทย – Over 50 customized reports

Multiple locations – Teltrac handles multiple locatations better than any other solution.

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