Cool News Story Bro! Week of 6-20-2014

by Otakun
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Another week, another news round up!

  1. What’s next for ransomware? Cryptowall picks up where CryptoLocker left off

    1. First story comes from Naked Security. With the GameOver botnet takedown that took down some of the CryptoLocker ransomware servers as well, this story looks into some of the other ransomware that has been making the rounds. Cryptowall, and CryptoDefense look to be the next in line to take CryptoLocker’s place.
    2. Read More @ nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2014/06/18/whats-next-for-ransomware-cryptowall-picks-up-where-cryptolocker-left-off
  1. From Dedicated to Compromised Domains: The Shift in Adversaries’ MO to Deliver Exploit Kit Attacks

    1. Next story is a pretty interesting, but I tend to follow anything related to Exploit Kits fairly closely. OpenDNS Security Labs folks conducted a study of the way some of these Exploit Kits operate, and the systems they use to spread and deliver their attacks.
    2. Read More @ http://labs.opendns.com/2014/06/19/dedicated-compromised-domains-shift-adversaries-mo-deliver-exploit-kit-attacks/
  2. A Spam Trinity: Email Harvesters, Botmasters, Spammers

    1. Last story for the week takes a lohttp://threatpost.com/a-spam-trinity-email-harvesters-botmasters-spammers/106733ok at the three components that make up a SPAM campaign; Botmasters, Harvester, Spammer. This article, and related paper look at the relationship between these actors. It’s an interesting behind the scenes look into what it takes to create a SPAM campaign.
    2. Read More @ http://threatpost.com/a-spam-trinity-email-harvesters-botmasters-spammers/106733
  3. Geohot is back – This time with a root tool for nearly every Android device out there

    1. This article may be of interest to anyone with an Android device. If you want to root your Android device, GeoHot seems to have you covered. Process is pretty straight forward, and relatively painless..so root away, if that’s your kind of thing.
    2. Read More @ http://www.afterdawn.com/news/article.cfm/2014/06/17/geohot_root_tool_all_android_devices_towelroot

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