Basefarm SIRT newsletter Week 13

As you can see, this newsletter does not look like the ones before!
From now on, we will post the top 5 links that catch our interest each Friday (or earlier in the week, in case of holidays). Then, on the last week of the month, we will present a more extensive where we go through the major events of the month and present some security tips (much like the previous newsletters).

PS: Those of you who are heading out on the road during the easter holiday can have a look at this blog post for some tips regarding mobile security: http://blog.basefarm.com/blog/2012/12/21/mobile-security/

Top 5 links
Web slows under 300Gbit attack
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet-security/9957063/Web-slows-under-biggest-attack-ever.html
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/03/27/spamhaus_ddos_megaflood/
http://blog.cloudflare.com/the-ddos-that-knocked-spamhaus-offline-and-ho

How I became a password cracker
http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/03/how-i-became-a-password-cracker/

The Four types of Spam Attacks
http://www.impermium.com/blog/the-four-types-of-spam-attacks

DDoS: A Brief History
http://blog.fortinet.com/ddos-a-brief-history/

Spear Phishing Cause of South Korean Cyber Attack
http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/spear-phishing-cause-south-korean-cyber-attack-032513