Another interesting news week is upon us, so let’s see what’s in store.
- First story of the day is about the Carbanak group, who has update their techniques and now are using Google services for C2, making detection much more difficult. Great read, and IOCs.
- Read More @ https://blogs.forcepoint.com/security-labs/carbanak-group-uses-google-malware-command-and-control
- In potentially the biggest story of last week, President Obama has commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning. This was something that several civil rights advocacy groups have asked for, for quite a while now and as one of his last acts as POTUS Obama delivered. She will be released on May 17, 2017.
- Read More @ https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/17/us/politics/obama-commutes-bulk-of-chelsea-mannings-sentence.html?_r=0
- Next, a great piece of investigative journalism from Brian Krabs, who has written a lengthy piece on the identity of the Mirai Worm author “Anna-Senpai”. I highly recommend giving this a read.
- Read More @ https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/01/who-is-anna-senpai-the-mirai-worm-author/
- This is an interesting one. A security researcher from Japan has warned against showing the peace sign during photos, as that information can be used to essentially recreate the fingerprints of the victim. Photo taken under the right conditions has allowed the researchers to recreate fingerprints from photos. Have to admit, this is pretty cool.
- Read More @ https://www.scmagazine.com/security-researcher-warns-against-showing-signs-of-peace-online/article/631427/