Welcome to the last edition of the news for 2016. Hope all of you out there have a great New Year. For us, hopefully 2017 will also bring some cool new changes to the site, and a lot of new content. So look forward to that. For now, a short news roundup, so let’s get to it.
- Starting of the news with another potential PoS breach, this time of “Holiday Inn” parent company IHG. There is no confirmation of the breach, but IHG has said they have noticed patterns of suspicious activity and have hired an outside security firm to investigate.
- Read More @ https://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/12/holiday-inn-parent-ihg-probes-breach-claims/
- Closing out 2016 is another massive DDoS attack, that was actually not carried out by the infamous Mirai malware. This one, dubbed by Imperva researchers as “Leet” was responsible for a DDoS of about 650Gbps. The research was unable to determine what kind of devices carried out this attack due to some onfuscation techniques involved.
- Read More @ http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/another-massive-ddos-closes-out-2016-but-mirai-not-to-blame/d/d-id/1327802
- Last story of the week is regarding new sanctions imposed on Russia by the U.S over the election hacking incident. The Obama administration has been very vocal about Russia’s involvement in the last U.S election and has said there would be consequences to follow and seems like they have now followed through on that.
- Read More @ https://www.engadget.com/2016/12/29/us-russia-sanctions-election-hacking/