BF-SIRT Newsletter 2016-17

The top stories from this week consist of stories such about a Bank with No Firewall – How Hackers Managed to Steal $80 Million, and how DDoS Extortionists made $100,000 without Launching a Single Attack.
You can also read a story about how FBI may soon be allowed to hack computers anywhere in the world, and how US House unanimously passes Email Privacy Act.

Top 5 Security links
Bank with No Firewall. That’s How Hackers Managed to Steal $80 Million
DDoS Extortionists made $100,000 without Launching a Single Attack
NSA is so overwhelmed with data, it’s no longer effective, says whistleblower
Ransomware in your inbox: the rise of malicious JavaScript attachments
PLATINUM Hackers Hijack Windows Hotpatching to Stay Hidden

Top 5 Business Intelligence links
FBI may soon be allowed to hack computers anywhere in the world
US House unanimously passes Email Privacy Act
The perimeter is everywhere (so where is your data really?)
Dental Assn Mails Malware to Members
DARPA Wants To Build Ultra Secure Messaging App for US Military

BF-SIRT Newsletter 2016-16

The top stories from this week consist of stories such as how Hacking Team got compromised, and how the Panama Papers got leaked.
You can also read a story about how Executive hotel rooms are treasure chest for information, and how German Security Research Labs showed how easy it is to spy on your calls and track location, using just your phone number.

Top 5 Security links
How Hacking Team got compromised
Panama Papers – How Hackers Breached the Mossack Fonseca Firm
Creators of SpyEye Virus Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison
‘I hacked Facebook – and found someone had beaten me to it’
Sysadmin SNAFU flushes whole company down the drain

Top 5 Business Intelligence links
Executive Hotel Rooms Are a Hacker’s Treasure Chest
Hackers can spy on your calls and track location, using just your phone number
The AI system that can detect 85% of cyber attacks, with a little human help
US-CERT to Windows Users: Dump Apple Quicktime
Canadian Police obtained Master Key to Crack BlackBerry Messenger Encryption

BF-SIRT Newsletter 2016-13

The top stories from this week consist of a story on how one hacker exposed thousands of insecure desktops that anyone can remotely view, and information about the latest vulnerability with its own brand and logo, Badlock.
You can also read a story about how a hospital declares “Internal State of Emergency” after a ransomware infection, and that FBI has successfully unlocked terrorist’s iPhone without Apple’s help.

Top 5 Security links
How one hacker exposed thousands of insecure desktops that anyone can remotely view
Badlock — Unpatched Windows-Samba Vulnerability Affects All Versions of Windows
Carders Park Piles of Cash at Joker’s Stash
Six Charged for Hacking Lottery Terminals to Produce More Winning Tickets
FBI is fighting back against Judge’s Order to reveal TOR Exploit Code

Top 5 Business Intelligence links
Hospital Declares ‘Internal State of Emergency’ After Ransomware Infection
FBI Has Successfully Unlocked Terrorist’s iPhone Without Apple’s Help
Eight tips for preventing ransomware
What is SMTP STS? How It improves Email Security for StartTLS?
Cyber Criminal Ecosystems in the Deep Web