Cool News Story Bro! Week of 2-17-2017

by Otakun
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Hi Guys,

Apologies for the slightly late news post, but it’s been a busy week here. However we do have some good stuff for you this week, hope you enjoy !

News Stories:

  1. Websites Can Now Track You Online Across Multiple Web Browsers

    1. First story of the week is an interesting one. A new cross browser fingerprinting technique has been developed that allows advertisers, etc. to track users regardless of browser user, and even if you change browsers. This will inevitably be implemented by advertisers in the near future in order to continue to deliver targeted ads. Oh joy.
    2. Read More @ http://thehackernews.com/2017/02/cross-browser-tracking.html
  2. Yahoo Hacked Once Again! Quietly Warns Affected Users About New Attack

    1. Next, the bad news just keeps coming for Yahoo and they revealed details of a new breach.This latest breach, disclosed in December of 2016, In this attack the use of “forged cookies” allowed the attackers to access accounts without having to know the password.
    2. Read More @ http://thehackernews.com/2017/02/yahoo-hack.html
  3. A Simple JavaScript Exploit Bypasses ASLR Protection On 22 CPU Architectures

    1. Next, some rather big news. Researchers who go by the name of VUSec have developed a new technique for bypassing ASLR on 22 different CPU architectures.  The scary thing is, all this requires is a use of JavaScript. Which means the barrier to use it is very very low, meaning that we are very likely to see malware in the wild using it very soon. To make things even worse, this isn’t something that can be patched as it’s a CPU design issue. Have a feeling exploit kits are about to get even more annoying.
    2. Read More @ http://thehackernews.com/2017/02/bypass-aslr-browser-javascript.html
  4. At Least 70 Organizations Targeted In Sophisticated Cyber Surveillance Operation

    1. A new APT campaign dubbed “Operation BugDrop” has been discovered by researchers at Cyber X. The targets are mostly in Ukraine, though targets in Austria, Saudi Arabia, and Russia were also found.
    2. Read More @ http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/at-least-70-organizations-targeted-in-sophisticated-cyber-surveillance-operation/d/d-id/1328206
  5. Men Who Sent Swat Team, Heroin to My Home Sentenced

    1. Next, some news for those who follow Brian Krebs, and his blog will be aware that he was “Swatted” in 2013 and now apparently the person responsible, as well as the person who planned the whole thing were sentenced.
    2. Read More @ https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/02/men-who-sent-swat-team-heroin-to-my-home-sentenced/
  6. President Donald Trump’s Website Hacked; Defaced By Iraqi Hacker

    1. President Donald Trump’s (ugh) website has been defaced by an Iraqi hacker. The site seems to be Trump’s campaign fundraising site, and was defaced and a message was placed linking a hacker from Iraq to the defacement.
    2. Read More @ http://thehackernews.com/2017/02/donald-trump-website-hacked.html



  1. Top 10 Cyber Incident Pain Points: Are You Prepared?

    1. First webcast this week is about the top 10 common IR pain points, by Delta Risk.  It takes a look at some of the most common issues with IR and IH processes and it’s a good watch for anyone looking to improve their IH/IR process.
    2. Watch @ https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/14231/243669
  2. SANS 2016 Incident Response Survey: Emerging Trends in Incident Response

    1. Lastly, a great Webcast by SANS on Emerging Trends in Incident Response. A great talk on expected IR trends in 2017, by Ed Skoudis and a few others from SANS. Great content by the folks at SANS as always.
    2. Watch @ https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/12099/236005


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