Cool News Story Bro! Week of 09-02-2016

by Otakun
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Hey Guys,

New month, new news! Let’s get to it!

News Stories:

  1. Chinese Certificate Authority ‘mistakenly’ gave out SSL Certs for GitHub Domains

    1. First story involves some certificate mischief from a Chinese CA. An unnamed security researcher discovered that apparently he can get a certificate for the main domain, simply by proving ownership of a subdomain. He tested this with github and the Chiense CA “WoSign” provided him a certificate for the github main domains. Nice.
    2. Read More @ http://thehackernews.com/2016/08/github-ssl-certificate.html
  2. Dropbox Hacked — More Than 68 Million Account Details Leaked Online

    1. Next, guess what…it’s another massive account dump. These have become quite common lately. Last one is a big one, about 68 million DropBox accounts that were obtained during a breach in 2012. So change those passwords folks.
    2. Read More @ http://thehackernews.com/2016/08/dropbox-data-breach.html
  3. Romanian hacker ‘Guccifer’ sentenced to 52 months in U.S. prison

    1. Next, the infamous Romain hacker responsible for hacking a number of accounts of high profile celebs, and political figures was sentenced to 52 months in a U.S prison.
    2. Read More @ http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cyber-guccifer-idUSKCN1175FB
  4. Iran’s Key Petrochemical Complexes Attacked by Malicious Malware

    1. Next, news surfaced of malware infection at an Iranian petrochemical complex. The malware is being investigated currently, by Iranian authorities. This doesn’t quite seem to be a Stuxnet type attack or anything like that, but Iran authorities have mentioned that they have been expecting cyber attacks.
    2. Read More @ https://www.hackread.com/iran-petrochemical-complexes-malware/
  5. Russian MP’s son found guilty of stealing over 2 million US credit cards

    1. Next, another conviction of a wanted hacker, but the twist here is that this one is the son of a Russian MP. He was responsible for a number of Credit Card thefts, and a number of other crimes and was arrested over 2 years ago while on vacation. He faces anywhere between 4 to 40 years in prison for the crimes.
    2. Read More @ https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/08/30/russian-mps-son-found-guilty-of-stealing-over-2-million-us-credit-cards/
  6. Angler EK Traced Back to ‘Lurk’ Gang

    1. Next, some interesting news regarding the Angler Exploit Kit. Kaspersky researchers have traced back the infamous exploit Kit to the “Lurk” gang, which was just arrested in June. In a lengthy write up the Kaspersky researchers detail the activities of the group. Great read.
    2. Read More @ https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/08/30/russian-mps-son-found-guilty-of-stealing-over-2-million-us-credit-cards/
  7. SWIFT Discloses Additional Bank Attacks

    1. Last story of the week, is in regards to the ongoing attacks on worldwide banks, primarily targeted through the SWIFT system that banks use. In a new update to its members they have disclosed that additional attacks have occurred since their last update.
    2. Read More @ http://www.securityweek.com/swift-discloses-additional-bank-attacks
– Otakun –

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