Basefarm SIRT Newsletter 17

This week, Verizon released their Data Breach Investigations Report for 2013. Some interesting facts are that 92% of breaches were done by outsiders and that 76% of breaches were caused by intrusion due to weak or stolen credentials. A survey has also put light to 80% of small UK firms were victims of hacks last year, and DDoS gained popularity. The twitter account owned by the Associated Press caused a major drop in the US stock market when it announced that the White House had been bombed and that Obama had been hurt – all of which was untrue and was posted due to their Twitter account got compromised which shows the effect on society that a breached twitter account could have.

Top 5 Business Intelligence links
The Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report for 2013 – a must read!
8 in 10 small UK firms hacked last year – at £65k a pop
35% of businesses experienced a DDoS attack in 2012
2013 First Quarter Zero-Day Vulnerabilities
Escalation of Cyberattacks from North Korea

Top 5 Miscellaneous Security links
Caught in the System, Ex-Hacker Is Stalked by His Past
‘Aurora’ Cyber Attackers Were Really Running Counter-Intelligence
Hosting company Hostgator hacked, suspect arrested after being “rooted with his own rootkit”
Malware C&C Servers Found in 184 Countries
Collateral Damage Control of a Hacked Account

Vulnerabilities
High Risk WordPress Super Cache and W3 Total Cache vulnerability