Cool News Story Bro! Week of 11-27-2015

by Otakun
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Hey Guys,

Busy news week this week, we got a lot to cover, but before we get to it I wanted to say something. I know the news posts have been a bit inconsistent lately, life just gets in the way sometimes, but I want this feature to be a consistent weekly post you can count on being there every week. We are doing some things behind the scenes to make sure we can do that going forward. Thank you for understanding. Now, onto the news!

  1. German Government Audits TrueCrypt

    1. First story is of another TrueCrypt audit. This time it’s by the German government, and the bill of health is relatively clean. Few issues were found but overall it was a positive result.
    2. Read More @ https://threatpost.com/german-government-audits-truecrypt/115441/
  2. Backdoor In A Backdoor Identified in 600,000 Arris Modems

    1. Next, an article about some Arris Modems having a serious backdoor. Thousands of cable modems manufactured by the Georgia-based telecom Arris suffer from a series of issues: XSS and CSRF vulnerabilities, hard-coded passwords, and what a researcher is calling a backdoor in a backdoor.
    2. Read More @ https://threatpost.com/backdoor-in-a-backdoor-identified-in-600000-arris-modems/115459/
  3. Superfish-Like Rogue Certificates ‘Found Pre-installed’ On Dell PCs

    1. Dell seems like they are getting into the Spyware game similar to Lenovo as some users have found “Superfish” style rogue certificates pre installed on their Dell PCs.
    2. Read More @ http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/security/firewall/superfish-like-rogue-certificates-found-pre-installed-dell-pcs-181034?PageSpeed=noscript
  4. Stealthy GlassRAT Spies on Commercial Targets

    1. New week, new Rat. This time RSA has discovered a new RAT called “GlassRAT”, that has been used to spy on Chinese Nationals working in commercial outfits. RAT has been mostly undetected by security vendors, until now.
    2. Read More @ https://threatpost.com/stealthy-glassrat-spies-on-commercial-targets/115453/
  5. Inside the Sony Hack

    1. Next, an interesting article about the infamous “Sony” breach. This is a take on how that breach looked to Sony employees as it was happening. Interesting angle.
    2. Read More @ http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/users/2015/11/sony_employees_on_the_hack_one_year_later.single.html
  6. Hacked: 54 Starwood hotels infected with malware, credit card details stolen

    1. Next, another Hotel breach. These are becoming quite common lately, and the victim are 54 Starwood hotels. If you bought anything in the gift shop from October 2014 to November 2015, your credit card information might have been compromised.
    2. Read More @ http://www.afterdawn.com/news/article.cfm/2015/11/22/hacked-54-starwood-hotels-infected-with-malware-credit-card-details-stolen
  7. NSA Collected Americans’ E-mails Even After it Stopped Collecting Americans’ E-mails

    1. Next, more NSA data collection related news. This time the focus is the E-mail data collection programs and the supposed stop of those activities, which now seem to have been proven to have never actually stopped. Hardly a surprise.
    2. Read More @ https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2015/11/nsa_collected_a.html
  8. Breach at IT Automation Firm LANDESK

    1. Next, IT Automation firm LANDESK, which specializes in helping organizations manage their devices has been hacked and personal data of company employees was compromised.
    2. Read More @ http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/11/breach-at-it-automation-firm-landesk/
  9. Russian ATM Hackers Steal $4 Million in Cash with ‘Reverse ATM Hack’ Technique

    1. A new ATM hack dubbed “Reverse ATM Hack” originating in Russia has resulted in hackers stealing over $4 million dollars in cash. A rather interesting methods, I have to say.
    2. Read More @ http://thehackernews.com/2015/11/atm-hacker.html
  10. Nuclear Exploit Kit Spreading Cryptowall 4.0 Ransomware

    1. Quick exploit kit update. It looks like the new version of Cryptowall 4.0 is now being pushed by Nuclear Exploit Kit.
    2. Read More @ https://threatpost.com/nuclear-exploit-kit-spreading-cryptowall-4-0-ransomware/115479/
  11. Hilton Acknowledges Credit Card Breach

    1. Roughly two months ago Krebs on Security reported a potential breach of Hilton hotel chain, and now the Hotel Chain has confirmed the breach.
    2. Read More @ http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/11/hilton-acknowledges-credit-card-breach/
  12. Judge Wipes Out Safe Harbor Provision In DMCA, Makes Cox Accomplice of Piracy

    1. In a rather important decision a U.S Judge has wiped out the “Safe Harbor” provisions in the DMCA, making Cox responsible for the Piracy occurring on their network. This could potentially lead to other ISPs being held responsible for the same.
    2. Read More @ yro.slashdot.org/story/15/11/24/1746241/judge-wipes-out-safe-harbor-provision-in-dmca-makes-cox-accomplice-of-piracy
  13. Swedish Court: ISPs Can’t Be Forced To Ban the Pirate Bay

    1. Last story of the week is about the infamous Pirate Bay. This time though the news is good, as a Swedish Court has rouled that ISPs cannot be forced to block the website.  Reasoning seems to be basically the reverse of the Cox case mentioned above.
    2. Read More @ yro.slashdot.org/story/15/11/27/1545239/swedish-court-isps-cant-be-forced-to-ban-the-pirate-bay
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