BF-SIRT Newsletter 2013-45

This week got some very interesting stories, some which could very well fit in spy novels. Read how Fake femme fatale dupes IT guys at US government agency and Meet “badBIOS,” the mysterious Mac and PC malware that jumps airgaps.
In other news, there are some articles going through how Iris ID Systems work. Krebs have also written some updates about CryptoLocker, the malware that encrypts your files once infected and then demands a ransom in order to decrypt them.

Top 5 Security links
Fake femme fatale dupes IT guys at US government agency
Meet “badBIOS,” the mysterious Mac and PC malware that jumps airgaps
Cyber dragnet: Five new HACKERS join FBI’s ‘most wanted’ list
CryptoLocker Crew Ratchets Up the Ransom
Hackers Take Limo Service Firm for a Ride

Top 5 Business Intelligence links
Iris ID Systems Go Mainstream
Most organizations unafraid of phishing
Most visits to a login page are made by malicious tools
The Danger of Cybersecurity ‘Ghettos’
Biggest Risks in IPv6 Security Today