BF-SIRT Newsletter 2013-36

Welcome to this week’s newsletter! For a while, it appeared as if TOR Network usage had surged after whistle blower Snowden released information about NSA’s monitoring, but now it turns out that it was due to a Huge Botnet found using TOR Network for communications. While speaking about NSA; Has the NSA broken SSL? TLS? AES?. If you run Cisco equipment it’s also more than worth having a look at this week’s blog post about Cisco vulnerabilies.
PS: Don’t forget to mark down Tuesday next week as it’s September’s patch Tuesday!

Top 5 Security links
Syrian Electronic Army placed on FBI wanted list
Russia Issues International Travel Advisory to Its Hackers
Energy Dept. Hack Details Emerge
15 years jail time for Romanian card heist ringleader, 5 for light-fingered company president
Has the NSA broken SSL? TLS? AES?

Top 5 Business Intelligence links
Researchers: Oracle’s Java Security Fails
Yahoo Transparency report reveals more than 12K U.S. Government Data Requests
Huge Botnet found using TOR Network for communications
Over 10% of Alexa TOP Million Websites Found Not Safe – Infographic Report
Taiwan launches free malware database to boost security

BF-SIRT Posts
Cisco releases multiple vulnerability updates