2016/05/28

Cool News Story Bro! Week of 05-27-2016

by Otakun
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Hi Guys !

Another news week is here so let’s see what fun things we have in store this time around!

News Stories:

  1. Student convicted after finding encryption flaws in government network

    1. First, some not so good news for a Slovenian student hacker who found a flaw in one of the country’s communication systems known as TETRA. Student was charged for hacking into the TETRA network on 3 separate occasions, because the operators of the network were not fixing the vulnerability. This is a fairly typical outcome given the vulnerability disclosure process issues.
    2. Read More @ https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/05/23/student-convicted-after-finding-encryption-flaws-in-government-network/
  2. Targeted Attacks against Banks in the Middle East

    1. Next, a FireEye labs analysis of a Targeted campaign aimed at Middle Eastern banks. A good breakdown of the tools, techniques and procedures used in the attack. Good read.
    2. Read More @ https://www.fireeye.com/blog/threat-research/2016/05/targeted_attacksaga.html
  3. 1.4 bil. yen stolen from 1,400 convenience store ATMs across Japan

    1. Next, news of a fairly massive ATM heist in Japan. Something like $12.7 million was taken from ATMs all over Japan, using counterfeit cards tied to a South African bank. It’s said that as many as 100 people were involved.
    2. Read More @ http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20160522/p2g/00m/0dm/044000c
  4. APT Groups Finding Success with Patched Microsoft Flaw

    1. Kaspersky Labs takes a look at the continued success of the CVE-2015-2545, an Office vulnerability patched over 6 months ago. But still seeing quite a bit of success in campaigns targetting Southeast Asia and the Far East. Good read.
    2. Read More @ https://threatpost.com/apt-groups-finding-success-with-patched-microsoft-flaw/118298/
  5.  Google Wins Epic Java Copyright Case Against Oracle

    1. Next, some rather big news on the ongoing Java Copyright case between Google and Oracle. Mainly, that the jury has ruled in Google’s favor. Jury decided that it constituted fair use. Big, big win for Google.
    2. Read More @ http://thehackernews.com/2016/05/google-oracle-copyright-case.html
  6. Hackers Claim to Have 427 Million Myspace Passwords

    1. So, it looks like the hacker that last week put up all those LinkedIn passwords for sale, now is also claiming to have over 400 million passwords from MySpace. No details on when the breach occurred but the information seems to be reliable.
    2. Read More @ https://it.slashdot.org/story/16/05/27/1845202/hackers-claim-to-have-427-million-myspace-passwords
  7. Guccifer reportedly to plead guilty to certain charges; may aid ongoing federal probes

    1. Guccifer, the Romanian hacker recently extradited to the U.S is set to plead guilty and possibly aid in ongoing federal investigations, and even possibly the one regarding Hilary Clinton.
    2. Read More @ https://it.slashdot.org/story/16/05/27/1845202/hackers-claim-to-have-427-million-myspace-passwords
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