Cool News Story Bro! Week of 5-5-2017

by Otakun
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Hi Guys!

It’s that time of the week again, so let’s not delay and on with the news!

News Stories:

  1. 1 Million Gmail Users Impacted by Google Docs Phishing Attack

    1. First news of the day and one all you have probably heard about by now is about the Phishing attack on Gmail users. The attack attempted to get the users OATH tokens by impersonating Google Docs. Google quickly shut down the campaign in around an hour or so.
    2. Read More @ https://threatpost.com/1-million-gmail-users-impacted-by-google-docs-phishing-attack/125436/
  2. Detecting the Google Docs Phishing Attack Using Traffic Analysis

    1. Next, an analysis of the attack mentioned above by “Umbrella” and specifically how they detected the attack using traffic analysis. Interesting read.
    2. Read More @ https://umbrella.cisco.com/blog/2017/05/04/detecting-google-docs-phishing-attack-using-traffic-analysis/
  3. Wikileaks Unveils CIA’s Man-in-the-Middle Attack Tool

    1. Next, continuing the leaks from the CIA “Vault 7” Wikileaks now brings details on a Man In The Middle tool called “Archimedes”.
    2. Read More @ http://thehackernews.com/2017/05/cia-mitm-hacking-tool.html
  4. FBI: Business- and Email Account Compromise Attack Losses Hit $5 Billion

    1. According to the FBI Business and Email Account Compromise loses topped $5 billion from October 2013 to December 2016. Worst yet, it continues to rise. Good time to be in security I suppose.
    2. Read More @ http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/fbi-business–and-email-account-compromise-attack-losses-hit-$5-billion/d/d-id/1328812
  5. Carbanak Attackers Devise Clever New Persistence Trick

    1. Carbanak continues to innovate, this time showcasing a clever trick for maintaining persistence by utilizing Shim Databases. Good read.
    2. Read More @ https://threatpost.com/carbanak-attackers-devise-clever-new-persistence-trick/125457/



  1. Modernizing Your SOC: A CISO-led Training

    1. The webcast for the week is by Sqrrl and is  about modernizing your SOC, and showcases how to build an effective hunting program in order to get the most out of your soc.
    2. Watch @ https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/15393/257911


– Otakun –

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