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!
- 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.
- Read More @ http://betanews.com/2016/03/05/anonymous-hacks-trump/
- 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.
- Read More @ https://www.rt.com/usa/334846-romanian-hacker-guccifer-extradition/
- 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.
- Read More @ http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/mar/08/fbi-changes-privacy-rules-accessing-nsa-prism-data
- 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.
- Read More @ http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/mar/09/edward-snowden-fbi-san-bernardino-iphone-bullshit-nsa-apple
- 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.
- Read More @ http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/exploit-kits-2015-flash-bugs-compromised-sites-malvertising-dominate/
- 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!
- Read More @ http://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/2449902/gchq-admits-gbp1bn-spend-on-cyber-security-hasn-t-worked