Another news week is upon us and we got quite a good one, so I hope you enjoy reading!
- First, a privacy focused story. A core TOR software developer has left the U.S, after news surfaced that the FBI was looking for her in order to question her in concert to an ongoing investigation. Given the FBI’s relationship with TOR, this is hardly a surprising reaction and yet another story point in the ongoing relationship between the U.S government and TOR.
- Read More @ https://yro.slashdot.org/story/16/05/18/0433214/developer-of-anonymous-tor-software-dodges-fbi-leaves-us
- Remember the LinkedIn breach in 2012? Well, apparently it was a lot worse than report as another 117 million new logins went up for sale on an underground forum. LinkedIn originally reported that the breach affected about 6 million users, but that was clearly a vast underestimation. Not good news for LinkedIn.
- Read More @ https://threatpost.com/2012-linkedin-breach-just-got-a-lot-worse-117-million-new-logins-for-sale/118173/
- Next, some Robin Hood-esque news as the hacker who breached the Hacking Team also seems to have breached a bank and donated the money to a group of Kurdish anti-capitalists in Rojava. No news on which bank was hacked but the bitcoin donation was confirmed.
- Read More @ http://thehackernews.com/2016/05/hacker-fights-isis.html
- Next, we have a 3rd reported breach relating to the SWIFT System related hacks that originally started with the $81 million heist of a Bangladesh bank. This time the victim is a Ecuadorian bank, and they were hit for about 12$ million.
- Read More @ http://thehackernews.com/2016/05/swift-banking-hack.html
- Turkish hackers leaked sensitive data obtained from a number of banks. Data mostly tends to include sensitive customer information from the affected banks.
- Read More @ http://news.softpedia.com/news/six-more-banks-supposedly-hacked-by-turkish-hackers-504069.shtml
- Germany’s intelligence service has commented on ongoing cyberattacks that it believes are purported by Russia. A number of high profile hacks seem to be traced back to Russian origin, and while this is hardly surprising it’s always interesting to have it called out in official capacity like this.
- Read More @ http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/germany-blames-russia-for-ongoing?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
- Next, another breach, but the target is a bit different than usual. A popular hacker forum “Nulled.io” was breached and sensitive data leaked for around 500k accounts. Site is used to sell and buy leaked content, stolen credentials, nulled software and software cracks.
- Read More @ www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/someone-hacked-the-hackers-500k
- Next, some new malware is on the prowl. A credential stealing one to be specific named “Furtim”, that seems to have focused on stealth capabilities as it’s currently not detected by any AV in VirusTotal.
- Read More @ www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/experts-warn-of-superstealthy/
- Japan looks to be setting to create a White Hat Agency in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Half of the agency will be focused on recruitment, and the other on research. This hopefully means good things for Japanese Information Security industry.
- Read More @ www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/japan-set-to-develop-elite-white/