Another Thanksgiving news week, another set of news to review. Hope you had a good holiday, but now let’s see what’s in store for this week in security news.
- First story of the week is ransomware related, and this time it looks like there is a new campaign that is using Facebook messenger as a way to spread. Essentially, the message contains a malicious .SVG image file that when click will redirect you to the malicious site that will start the infection chain and eventually lead to a Locky install.
- Read More @ http://thehackernews.com/2016/11/locky-ransomware-facebook.html
- Next, apparently Oracle has bought the DNS provider DYN for around 600 million. DYN was in the news lately due to being a target of a massive DDoS attack that brought down a number of large sites and service providers.
- Read More @ http://thehackernews.com/2016/11/acquisition-oracle-dyn.html
- Next, a bit of interesting news on Snowden. His supporters have been campaigning for a pardon by President Obama, before he leaves office but it seems like the President has no intention of doing that, claiming that because Snowden has not presented himself to the courts, a pardon is not possible. However, this isn’t actually the case as there have been several pardons for situations similar to Snowden’s.
- Read More @ https://www.engadget.com/2016/11/21/president-obama-on-snowden-pardon/
- Akamai has released their quarterly State of the Internet report and this one goes into detail describing the attack that took place on KrebsOnSecurity, the biggest DDoS that Akamai has had to deal with.
- Read More @ https://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/11/akamai-on-the-record-krebsonsecurity-attack/
- This week’s webcast is brought to us by Symantec and looks at the threat landscape in 2016, as well as what to expect in 2017.
- Watch @ https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/13361/227619