Entries by Fredrik Svantes

BF-SIRT Newsletter 2018-03

Researchers have uncovered a government-sponsored mobile hacking group operating since 2012. OnePlus had its store compromised, leaving 40 000 credit cards compromised. Hackers have started exploiting three Microsoft Office flaws to spread Zyklon malware. Top 5 Security Links OnePlus minus 40,000 credit cards: Smartmobe store hacked to siphon payment info to crooks Transmission users beware: […]

BF-SIRT Newsletter 2018-02

Microsoft released patches for Meltdown and Spectre, but it’s important to update ones antivirus before applying the patches. Latest WebLogic exploit caused an increase in compromised hosts being used for mining Cryptocurrencies. F-Secure finds a new Intel AMT Security Issue which gives hackers with physical access full control of laptops in 30 seconds. Top 5 […]

BF-SIRT Newsletter 2017-20

The top stories from this week is of course about WannaCry and WannaCry 2.0. You can also read about how a Google researcher finds link between WannaCry attacks and North Korea, and that WikiLeaks reveals “AfterMidnight” & “Assassin” CIA Windows Malware Frameworks Top 5 security links WannaCry WannaCry 2.0 Google Researcher Finds Link Between WannaCry […]


WannaCry is the name of a new ransomware that is utilizing a Windows vulnerability to spread. It encrypt files, and promises to decrypt the files for a fee (which should not be paid). Microsoft released a patch for the vulnerability in March. Basefarm has always had the mentality that the best way to advance is […]

Star Wars – Good versus Evil

In fairy tales good always triumphs over evil. In real life that is not always the case. To remedy this, we have seen a change in how businesses work on security In stories like The Lord of the Rings, Cinderella, and Star Wars, good always triumphs over evil. In real life, however, that is not […]

BF-SIRT Newsletter 2017-18

The top stories from this week is an explanation on the Intel AMT vulnerability and a warning about a phishing mail related to Google Docs. You can also read about how, after years of warnings, mobile network hackers exploit SS7 flaws to drain bank accounts or about Malware Hunter — Shodan’s new tool to find […]

BF-SIRT Newsletter 2017-16

The top stories from this week is an old vulnerability which has resurfaced which allows a phishing attack to be almost impossible to detect on Chrome, Firefox and Opera and how script kiddies pwn 1000s of Windows boxes using leaked NSA hack tools. You can also read about how how cybercrooks put the beatdown on […]

BF-SIRT Newsletter 2017-14

The top stories from this week in the Nordics has been about APT10 and Cloud Hopper, and from Russia comes information on how hackers stole $800,000 from ATMs using fileless malware. You can also read about how millions of smartphones using Broadcom Wi-Fi chip can be hacked over-the-air, and read about why it’s a good […]

BF-SIRT Newsletter 2017-12

The top stories from this week is that US Senate just voted to let ISPs sell your web browsing data without permission. We also have information about the Apple iCloud ransom demands. You can also read about how hackers are using fake cellphone towers to spread android banking trojan or about the critical Lastpass vulnerability. […]

BF-SIRT Newsletter 2017-10

The top stories from this week mainly revolve around the “Wikileaks CIA Leak”, so we have gathered a few of those down on the link list for you. We also have stories about Spammergate: The Fall of an Empire and how a proposed bill would legally allow cyber crime victims to Hack Back. Top 5 […]