Cool News Story Bro! Week of 10-28-2016

by Otakun
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Hey Guys!

Apologies for the late news post this week. Halloween got a bit busy for me, but alas there must be a post and this week will be no exception. So let’s get to it!

News Stories:

  1. Dyn DDoS Work of Script Kiddies, Not Politically Motivated Hackers

    1. First story of the week is a follow up to the massive DDoS attack on Dyn that occurred last week. After some analysis, it looks like this was  omitted by script kiddies rather than a nation state hackers. Flashpoint researchers believe the attack was done by those from the HackForums community.
    2. Read More @ https://threatpost.com/dyn-ddos-work-of-script-kiddies-not-politically-motivated-hackers/121537/
  2. Florida Man To Plead Guilty in JPMorgan, Bitcoin Hack Case

    1. Florida man will pleased guilty to taking part in JPMorgan Chase, breach that resulted in compromise of information on 100 million customers. He also took part in opearting a bit coin site “Coin.mix” which use used to launder money.
    2. Read More @ http://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/florida-man-to-plead-guilty-in-jpmorgan-bitcoin-hack-case/d/d-id/1327312
  3. Inside the Gootkit C&C server

    1. Next, a great article by the folks at Kaspersky that takes a look at the Gootkit malwere, as well as the operation of its C2 server. Great read.
    2. Read More @ https://securelist.com/blog/research/76433/inside-the-gootkit-cc-server/
  4. BLACKGEAR Espionage Campaign Evolves, Adds Japan To Target List

    1. Next, a detailed look BLACKGEAR espionage campaign that has been targeting Taiwan, and has now expended to Japan as well. Good read.
    2. Read More @ http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/blackgear-espionage-campaign-evolves-adds-japan-target-list/
  5. 7 Scary Ransomware Families

    1. Next, a look at 7 of the more common ransomware families. For those who are interested in knowing more about these types of threats, read on.
    2. Read More @ http://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/7-scary-ransomware-families–/d/d-id/1327259
  6. Shadow Brokers reveals list of Servers Hacked by the NSA

    1. Next, the Shadow Brokers, group responsible for disclosing the NSA tools a while back is back with more. This time showing the list of servers hacked by the NSA all over the world. With China and Japan taking the top spots. Interesting.
    2. Read More @ http://thehackernews.com/2016/10/nsa-shadow-brokers-hacking.html
  7. New FCC rules impose privacy boost for ISP customers

    1. FCC has passed a new set of rules that will go some way towards protecting the privacy of ISP’s customers. You know the changes are positive,because the ISPs are already complaining.
    2. Read More @ https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/10/28/new-fcc-rules-impose-privacy-boost-for-isp-customers/
  8. AtomBombing: The Windows Vulnerability that Cannot be Patched

    1. Next, a look at a new Windows vulnerability dubbed “AtomBombing”, which is a code injection vulnerability that exploits the “Atom” tables used by Windows.
    2. Read More @ http://www.securityweek.com/atombombing-windows-vulnerability-cannot-be-patched
  9. The 4 Biggest Mistakes Businesses Make Trying To Secure Endpoints

    1. Next, a good write up on some of the mistakes organizations make when working on securing their endpoint devices. Good read.
    2. Read More @ http://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/the-4-biggest-mistakes-businesses-make-trying-to-secure-endpoints/a/d-id/1327313?_mc=sm_dr&hootPostID=4f5b7615e99fb708afdb294f68d27c40
  10. What can we do about the critical cybersecurity skills shortage?

    1. Next, these articles seem to be becoming the norm. A look at some of the things that can be done about the cybersecurity skills shortage. Interesting read.
    2. Read More @ https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2016/10/31/critical-cybersecurity-skills-shortage/


– Otakun –

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