Cool News Story Bro! Week of 10-09-2015

by Otakun
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Hi Guys,

Another news week is upon us, so let’s see what we got this week!

  1. Trump Hotel Collection Confirms Card Breach

    1. First story of the week is news of another hotel chain breach. This time it’s the Trump Hotel collection that was confirmed a card breach. Credit Cards used between May and June 2014 seem to be affected.
    2. Read More  @ http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/10/trump-hotel-collection-confirms-card-breach/
  2. Researchers Disrupt Angler Exploit Kit Ecosystem, Derail $30M Ransomware Campaign

    1. Looks like the Angler Exploit Kit has taken a significant hit due to the efforts made by the CISCO security research team. Through their efforts the research team was able to eradicate up to 50% of Angler activity, dealing quite a significant hit to the operation. Will be interesting to see how the authors of the exploit kit respond to this setback.
    2. Read More @ https://threatpost.com/researchers-disrupt-angler-exploit-kit-ecosystem-derail-30m-ransomware-campaign/114939/
  3. Targeted Attack Exposes OWA Weakness

    1. A newly discovered targeted attack has exposed a weakness in the Outlook Web Access platform that allowed the attackers to steal thousands of credential sets from a target due to the OWA server’s willingness to load unsigned DLLs.
    2. Read More  @ https://threatpost.com/targeted-attack-exposes-owa-weakness/114925/
  4. New Moker RAT Bypasses Detection

    1. Israeli researchers have discovered a new RAT that uses a number of interesting techniques to keep itself hidden and to make itself difficult to analyze. Researchers have called it “Moker” and believe that its use is not widespread and was a dedicated piece of malware to target a specific organization, they do think similar techniques will be used in other malware going forward. Interesting indeed.
    2. Read More @ https://threatpost.com/new-moker-rat-bypasses-detection/114948/
  5. First Successful Collision Attack On the SHA-1 Hashing Algorithm

    1. Dutch and Singapore Researchers have executed a first successful collision attack on the SHA-1 hashing algorithm, which will inevitably pave the way for more flashed out and complete attacks. Researchers predict that this might happen as soon as end of the current year.
    2. Read More @ http://it.slashdot.org/story/15/10/09/1425207/first-successful-collision-attack-on-the-sha-1-hashing-algorithm
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