Cool News Story Bro! Week of 03-11-2016

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Destruct_Icon here to chat about some cool news stories. Before that, I would like to mention that we are exploring with building an intel repo for the “Something Phishy” posts. When we finish these, we will be happy to write a post on what we used and how to build one up for yourself. On to the news!

News Stories:

  1. Anonymous Hacks Donald Trump’s Voicemail and Leaks the Messages

    1. Yep, it was bound to happen. Trump decided to paint a large target on his back by suggesting a ban on Muslims from entering the U.S.
    2. Read More @ http://betanews.com/2016/03/05/anonymous-hacks-trump/
  2. Hacker ‘Guccifer,’ Who Uncovered Clinton’s Private Emails, To Be Extradited To US

    1. Looks like Guccifer is heading to the states for about 18 months. With years still left on his sentences, I wonder if he still thinks it was all worth it.
    2. Read More @ https://www.rt.com/usa/334846-romanian-hacker-guccifer-extradition/
  3. FBI quietly changes its privacy rules for accessing NSA data on Americans

    1. 2014 saw a report on Section 702 which showed the FBI having full range access across the data collected from the PRISM project. Although at this very moment we can’t see what changes have been made, we’re being told that privacy is being considered in the revisions to Section 702 based on PCLOB recommendations. It also appears that the procedures in place will be possibly released in the near future.
    2. Read More @ http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/mar/08/fbi-changes-privacy-rules-accessing-nsa-prism-data
  4. Snowden: FBI’s claim it can’t unlock the San Bernardino iPhone is ‘bullshit’

    1. Since we are talking about the FBI, it seems that Snowden had some choice words regarding the FBI’s claim of requiring Apple’s support to break into the San Bernardino iPhone.
    2. Read More @ http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/mar/09/edward-snowden-fbi-san-bernardino-iphone-bullshit-nsa-apple
  5. Exploit Kits in 2015: Flash Bugs, Compromised Sites, Malvertising Dominate

    1. Apparently there’s some kind of application called Flash? Well, if you are just as clueless about this new age wonder as me, you will be surprised to hear that exploit kits have been gobbling them up. Angler exploit kit was immediately adopting these CVE’s as they came out and where did the majority of their infections come from? Malvertising. Remember, it’s never JUST an ad.
    2. Read More @ http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/exploit-kits-2015-flash-bugs-compromised-sites-malvertising-dominate/
  6. GCHQ admits £1bn spend on cyber security ‘hasn’t worked’

    1. What and who is to blame? Issues with knowledge sharing? Difficulties with budgets? This all may be part of it but the nail on the head comment is this right here, “not so much a money issue as it is a human resources issue.” This could push me into a rant for hours so I’ll let this be where I sign off and say thanks for reading and please check out all of these great articles!
    2. Read More @ http://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/2449902/gchq-admits-gbp1bn-spend-on-cyber-security-hasn-t-worked

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