Basefarm SIRT Newsletter 16

Top headlines from this week include information regarding the wordpress attack that happened this week, along with tips on how to protect yourself against spear phishing attacks. There’s also some reminiscence about hacks in the past.

Top 5 links
Under the microscope: The bug that caught PayPal with its pants down
How hacking fixed the worst video game of all time
The WordPress Brute Force Attack Timeline
From US-CERT: Tips To Avoid Becoming A Victim Of Spear Phishing
Large scale malicious spam campaign exploiting Boston bombing

Vulnerabilities
Apple OS X – Java 2013-003 1.0 and Safari 6.0.4
Oracle Patch Update April 2013
WordPress sites targeted by brute-force botnet attack