Cool News Story Bro! Week of 1-13-2017

by Otakun
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Hi guys,

It’s that time of the week, so let’s get to it.

News Stories:

  1. Hacker Steals 900 GB of Cellebrite Data

    1. First story of the day is of another breach. This time it’s the phone hacking company “Cellebrite” that has had 900GB of data leak. The Israeli company provides things like forensic products for smartphones, to governments and law enforcement agencies.
    2. Read More @ http://motherboard.vice.com/read/hacker-steals-900-gb-of-cellebrite-data
  2. The “EyePyramid” attacks

    1. Next, a great write up on the “EyePyramid” attacks that targeted Italy, by Kaspersky. While the campaign and the malware doesn’t seem to be terribly complex, it’s an interesting read.
    2. Read More @ https://securelist.com/blog/incidents/77098/the-eyepyramid-attacks/
  3. APT28: At the Center of the Storm

    1. Next, a link to a FireEye report on APT28, the hacking group believed to be backed by the Russian government, as well as the one most likely to be behind the election hacking.
    2. Read More @ https://www.fireeye.com/blog/threat-research/2017/01/apt28_at_the_center.html
  4. Student Faces 10 Years In Prison For Creating And Selling Limitless Keylogger

    1. A 21 year old student is facing a potential prison time of up to 10 years for creating and selling the “Limitless Keylogger” that he developed while in high school. Since then the tool has been supported and updated and used on upwards of 16,000 victims.
    2. Read More @ http://thehackernews.com/2017/01/limitless-keylogger-pro.html
  5. New Sundown EK iteration delivering a cryptocurrency miner

    1. Next, in Exploit Kit news, it looks like the new update to the Sundown Exploit Kit includes a cryptocurrency miner as well. However, the researchers note that it has been implemented in a very careless way, leading them to believe it’s the authors attempting to utilize and open source tool in the EK.
    2. Read More @ https://www.scmagazine.com/new-sundown-ek-iteration-delivering-a-cryptocurrency-miner/article/630493/
  6. How to Encourage Employees to Not Only Practice, but Actually Promote Cybersecurity Awareness

    1. Next, something a bit different. A read on how to encourage, and promote cybersecurity awareness. User education, or lack there of, is one of the biggest reasons companies get breached. The simplest way to break into any company is through the human element. This article looks at some of the ways to improve security awareness and good steps to take to developing a good program.
    2. Read More @ https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/opinions/encourage-employees-practice/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
  7. GoDaddy Forced to Revoke 9000 SSL Certs

    1. Last story of the week is a good one. GoDaddy has been forced to revoke 9000 SSL certs, due to improper domain validation when issuing the certificates.
    2. Read More @ www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/godaddy-revokes-9000-ssl-certs
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