BF-SIRT Newsletter 2013-35

The end of the weeks means a new newsletter to recap what has happened during the week! One of the most notable compromises were the takeover of nytimes.com which came to be from a simple phishing email, while for the Asian market, the DDoS of .cn caused major disruptions. The Syrian Electronic Army stays in the news as well, and Brian Krebs have written a summary of whom he belives are behind the ground which is a well interesting read. Those with Mac OS X should also have a read at the hardening guidelines that the NSA has written up.

Top 5 Security links
Hand of Thief – The Linux Trojan that steals your banking credentials
How the nytimes.com hack came to be
Who built the Syrian Electronic Army?
.cn back after large DDoS attack
Researcher reverse engineer the Dropbox client

Top 5 Business Intelligence links
Mac OS X Hardening Tips from NSA
Android security holes worry FBI, DHS
Stern new data breach reporting requirement takes hold in EU
Facebook produces its first report on government request for Data
Codename ‘Apalachee’: How America Spies on Europe and the UN