Basefarm SIRT Newsletter 27

This week there’s been quite a lot of coverage about the US government, with PRISM and Stuxnet related stories. Attacks on government sites are also going up, and the governments are having issues with encryption techniques when it comes to monitoring people. Apple have also released a security update that we suggest you apply as soon as possible!

Top 5 Business Intelligence links
DHS notes rise in brute-force attacks against natural gas companies
South Korea govt site hacking sees massive data breach
DNI Clapper says statement to congress about NSA data collection was “erroneous”
U.S. Cyber Challenge and Virginia Tech Hosted Successful Cyber Security Competition
California to focus on unencrypted data in breach investigations

Top 5 Miscellaneous Security links
Pair of PC viruses help each other survive
Vulnerabilities found in code library used by encrypted phone call apps
9 Years After Shadowcrew, Feds Get Their Hands on Fugitive Cybercrook
Encryption Has Foiled Wiretaps for First Time Ever, Feds Say
Retired 4-star general probed over Stuxnet details leak – report

Basefarm SIRT Posts
Apple Security Update 2013-003