Cool News Story Bro! Week of 7-18-2014

by Otakun
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Another week, another news post. So let’s get to it!

  1. Even Script Kids Have a Right to Be Forgotten

    1. First story of the week comes from Krebs on Security, as you can tell, we really like his work. This one is interesting. It’s about a new “search engine” for user account  information obtained from data breaches. Goal seems to be to frighten people into paying to have their information removed. Very interesting read. I am sure we will be hearing more about this one in the future.
    2. Read More @ http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/07/even-script-kids-have-a-right-to-be-forgotten/
  2. Havex, It’s Down With OPC

    1. Next story is by FireEye blog that takes a look at an interesting piece of malware (a variant of Havex), that focuses on scanning OPC servers used for controlling SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) devices in critical infrastructure.  We don’t see too many stories about SCADA specific malware, so this one was a pretty interesting read, and analysis.
    2. Read More @ http://www.fireeye.com/blog/technical/targeted-attack/2014/07/havex-its-down-with-opc.html
  3. Neverquest Evolves Again and Seeks New Targets

    1. Next, an article by Symantec that takes a look at the Neverquest/Snifula banking Trojan. It’s evolved a bit, so they highlight some of the changes in the new variant.
    2. Read More @ http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/neverquest-evolves-again-and-seeks-new-targets
  4. Invisible, Government-authored Malware Makes its Way to Underground Forums

    1. Next story is a good one. Apparently, a piece of Russian government authored malware, dubbed “Gyges” has been found on sale in underground forums. The malware itself seems fairly advanced, featuring a number of advanced anti-debugging/sandboxing techniques.
    2. Read More @ www.infosecurity-magazine.com/view/39387/invisible-governmentauthored-malware-makes-its-way-to-underground-forums

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