BF-SIRT Newsletter 2016-21

The top stories from this week consist of stories such as how fraudsters stole ¥1.4 Billion from 1,400 Japanese ATMs in just 3 hours, and how an Ecuador bank were hacked and lost $12 Million in the 3rd attack on the SWIFT System.
You can also read a story about how Google wins epic Java copyright case against Oracle, and how top websites are using audio fingerprinting to secretly track web users.

Top 5 Security links
Fraudsters Stole ¥1.4 Billion from 1,400 Japanese ATMs in Just 3 Hours
Ecuador Bank Hacked — $12 Million Stolen in 3rd Attack on SWIFT System
Philippines Bank hit by SWIFT Hacking Group allegedly linked to North Korea
Hacker Steals Money from Bank and Donates $11,000 to Anti-ISIS Group
Skimmers Found at Walmart: A Closer Look

Top 5 Business Intelligence links
Google Wins Epic Java Copyright Case Against Oracle
Top Websites Using Audio Fingerprinting to Secretly Track Web Users
Facebook Sued for illegally Scanning Users’ Private Messages
US government is spending billions on old tech that barely works, says watchdog
Apple hires Encryption Expert to Beef Up Security on its Devices

BF-SIRT Newsletter 2016-19

The top stories from this week consist of stories such about a Kernel Backdoor were found in Gadgets Powered by Popular Chinese ARM Maker, and how This 10-year-old Boy becomes the youngest Bug Bounty Hacker.
You can also read a story about how FBI says that you shouldn’t pay ransomware extortionists, and how an economist were detained for doing Math on an airplane.

Top 5 Security links
Kernel Backdoor found in Gadgets Powered by Popular Chinese ARM Maker
This 10-year-old Boy becomes the youngest Bug Bounty Hacker
Facebook Open Sources its Capture the Flag (CTF) Platform
Hacker Arrested after Exposing Flaws in Elections Site
Founder of ‘Liberty Reserve’ Sentenced to 20 years in Prison

Top 5 Business Intelligence links
FBI: No, you shouldn’t pay ransomware extortionists
Economist Detained for Doing Math on an Airplane
IBM’s Watson supercomputer takes on security
British Hacker Wins Legal Battle Over Encryption Keys
Hacker is Selling 272 Million Email Passwords for Just $1