Basefarm SIRT Newsletter 20

One of the most talked about stories this week is the fact that a company found out that Skype is actually monitoring and checking links posted. This should, in my opinion, not come as a surprise to anyone working in the IT industry. If anything, I personally assume that everything I write online is logged in one way or another.
Also, something to keep in mind is that sometimes all it takes is one employee falling for a phishing attempt as was the case when The Onion was compromised. This serves as a good reminder on the importance of mitigating such attacks through informing employees of risks and running systems which can help mitigate these kind of attacks.

Top 5 Business Intelligence links
Passwords “are starting to fail us”, says PayPal security chief
The US government might be the biggest hacker in the world
Is Microsoft reading your Skype communications?
View from inside Verizon’s security SWAT team
Five Things Every Organization Should Know about Detecting And Responding To Targeted Cyberattacks

Top 5 Miscellaneous Security links
Weakness in Adobe ColdFusion allowed court hackers access to 160K SSNs
Pushdo Botnet Morphs To Elude Hunters
Ragebooter: ‘Legit’ DDoS Service, or Fed Backdoor?
British LulzSec hackers hear jail doors slam shut for years
The Onion hack brings tears to my eyes

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