Another busy news week, some good stuff as usual. Enjoy !
- First story of the week is about the massive DDoS on KrebsonSecurity.com, that takes a look at how the good folks at Google took on the Mirai botnet, and managed to protect the site under the “Project Shield”. Good read on DDoS mitigation.
- Read More @ https://arstechnica.com/security/2017/02/how-google-fought-back-against-a-crippling-iot-powered-botnet-and-won/
- A Windows SMB Zero-Day Exploit has been discovered, and the details have been released, along with a proof of concept on GitHub. The bug results in a crash of the affected machine. Microsoft will patch the vulnerability as part of patch Tuesday.
- Read More @ http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/windows-smb-zero-day-exploit-on-the-loose-/d/d-id/1328056
- A while back we brought news of the mobile forensics company “Cellebrite” suffering a massive data breach. Now the hacker responsible has allegedly released the tools obtained from the breach to the public on pastebin.
- Read More @ https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/hacker-dumps-ios-cracking-tools-allegedly-stolen-from-cellebrite
- It’s been a while since we seen news about the Anonymous hacker collective, but now a host of Dark Web sites have had their data leaked due to the hackers breaching the “Freedom Hosting II” provider. Allegedly, the reason for the breach was due to “Freedom Hosting II” allowing child porn sites on their service.
- Read More @ http://thehackernews.com/2017/02/dark-web-hosting-hacked.html
- Next, a bit of change of direction. An interesting article on some more creative approaches to recruitment. Cybersecurity shortage is well documented, so companies have to really compete to hire and keep talented security folks.
- Read More @ http://statetechmagazine.com/article/2016/10/out-box-tactics-recruiting-cybersecurity-professionals
- Next, a hacker by the name of “StackOverflowin” has owned over 150,000 exposed printers in an attempt to bring awareness to the security issues of printers left exposed online.
- Read More @ https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/a-hacker-just-pwned-over-150-000-printers-left-exposed-online/
- Google has been ordered to hand over foreign e-mails in order to comply with an FBI search warrant. Even though the servers are not on U.S soil, and a similar decision was made in Microsoft’s favor recently. As a result, Google plans to appeal the decision.
- Read More @ https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/04/google-told-to-hand-over-foreign-emails-in-fbi-search-warrant-ruling/
- Lastly, an article that attempts to predict the skills that will be in high demand in 2017, as well as where the industry might be going in the year. Good read.
- Read More @ http://www.dyogram.com/2017/01/cybersecurity-skill-predictions-2017/