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Cool News Story Bro! Week of 03-18-2016

by Otakun
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Hey Guys,

Another week, another exciting set of news. So onward, and such!

News Stories:

  1. How a Typo Stopped Hackers from Stealing $1 Billion from Bank

    1. First story is an interesting one, to say the least. Typos suck, they break your code, cause people to ridicule your grammar, and cause autocorrect to “correct” your typos into words no one would ever actually use, and yet none of that compares to how pissed these crooks must be for committing a typo during their hack of a Bangladesh Bank that caused them to potentially lose $950 million dollars in stolen funds. One mistyped word  was enough to raise suspicion and to have the activity looked into which resulted in prevention of further loses.
    2. Read More @ http://thehackernews.com/2016/03/bank-hack.html
  2. FBI threatens to Force Apple to Hand Over iOS Source Code

    1. Next, the fight between the government and Apple continues, and the latest news is that the DOJ is threatening to force apple to hand over the iOS source code if they do not comply with the demands and unlock the iPhone in question. Curious where this will peak…
    2. Read More @ http://thehackernews.com/2016/03/fbi-apple-iphone.html
  3. Apple Counters FBI’s Backdoor Demand as Unconstitutional

    1. Apple has responded to the FBI threat by claiming that the FBI demands are unconstitutional and that the “All Writs Act” does not apply in this situation.
    2. Read More @ https://threatpost.com/apple-counters-fbis-backdoor-demand-as-unconstitutional/116822/
  4. Anti-DDoS Firm Staminus HACKED! Customers Data Leaked

    1. Another week, another breach. This time the target was the Anti DDoS form “Staminus”. They have suffered a rather critical breach that caused customer information data to be leaked. In an interesting twist the hackers also left a list of “security issues” that led to the breach. How thoughtful of them.
    2. Read More @ http://thehackernews.com/2016/03/ddos-protection.html
  5. Feds ask for 5 years jail for journalist who handed over newspaper login

    1. Next, not so good news for the journalist Matthew Keys who is on trial for aiding in the hack of the Los Angeles Times in 2010. He handed over credentials to a hacker affiliated with “Anonymous”, which resulted in the defacement of the “Los Angeles Times” website. The feds are now asking for a 5 year jail sentence. Not smart on Key’s part, though seems a bit harsh.
    2. Read More @ https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/03/15/feds-ask-for-5-years-jail-for-journalist-who-handed-over-newspaper-login/
  6. American Express Notifies Cardholders of Third-Party Breach

    1. American Express accounts might have been compromised due to a breach of a third party AMEX partner. AMEX has started notifying customers of a potential breach, though details on the extent of the breach are slim. We will keep an eye out on this one as it develops.
    2. Read More @ https://threatpost.com/american-express-notifies-cardholders-of-third-party-breach/116817/
  7. Dridex Botnet Has Replaced Banking Trojan with Locky Ransomware

    1. The supposedly “dead” or “soon to be dead” Dridex botnet seems to be anything but. However it did change in one major way. It switched from a focus on banking to ransomware, specifically the Locky ransomware.
    2. Read More @ https://threatpost.com/apple-counters-fbis-backdoor-demand-as-unconstitutional/116822/
  8. Google Offers $100,000 for Chromebook Hack

    1. Google has news regarding it’s bug bounty program. Mainly that they will be doubling the reward for Chromebook hacks to a $100,000.
    2. Read More @ http://www.securityweek.com/google-offers-100000-chromebook-hack
  9. TeslaCrypt 4.0: Bigger, Badder and Unbreakable

    1. Lastly, TeslaCrypt ransomware has received a major upgrade, taking it to a version 4.0 and introducing a number of improvements. Some of the faults of the older version that allowed for decryption of the encrypted files has been fixed making the decryption tools ineffective.
    2. Read More @ http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/teslacrypt-40-bigger-badder?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
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