BF-SIRT Newsletter 2013-38

This week, there’s been a few reports coming out, with the most interesting ones being Symantec Security Response release report about hacker group Hidden Lynx and how 30 percent of transactions conducted from Tor are fraudulent. 14 NASA sites were also hacked by mistake instead of NSA.

As to our own security posts, Apple have released iOS7, Microsoft have a fix available for the Internet Explorer vulnerability and Mozilla have updated their products to fix memory issues, and it’s suggested to update as soon as possible.

Top 5 Security links
Symantec Security Response release report about hacker group Hidden Lynx
“Stop spy on us!” 14 NASA sites hacked
Police foil attempt to steal millions from bank using remote control KVM device
Mid East undersea fibre telco hacked: US, UK spooks in spotlight
Police arrest teenage hacker behind $50,000-per-month cyber ring

Top 5 Business Intelligence links
WHOIS Privacy Plan Draws Fire
Huawei CTO insists: ‘We are not a threat to UK and US national security’
Cybercrooks can buy hacked POS device and money-laundering bundle for $2,000
New guidelines aid organizations in beefing up security teams
30 Percent of transactions conducted from Tor are fraudulent

BF-SIRT Posts
iOS 7 released – fixes vulnerabilities
Internet Explorer Vulnerability Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Mozilla – Miscellaneous memory safety hazards