BF-SIRT Newsletter 2013-48

Welcome back to the newsletter! This newsletter contains news from the last two weeks as the previous week was skipped.
There are plenty of interesting stories to check out now, ranging from how there is No Bail for Alleged Silk Road Mastermind and some very interesting information about how The Underground Hacking Economy is Alive and Well.
There is also a reminder from US-CERT about Holiday Season Phishing Scams and Malware Campaigns.
If you are interested in small and very basic security thoughts that should be implemented as a minimum, then you should also make sure you keep an eye at the Basefarm Secure Christmas Calendar 2013!

Top 5 Security links
A look into the MongoHQ breach
Stratfor hacker Jeremy Hammond given 10 year sentence
Six more arrested in breathtaking $45 million ATM theft
Cupid Media Hack Exposed 42M Passwords
No Bail for Alleged Silk Road Mastermind

Top 5 Business Intelligence links
Microsoft opens Cybercrime Center to tackle malware and cyber crime
Holiday Season Phishing Scams and Malware Campaigns
FBI sends memo to US.gov sysadmins: You’ve been hacked… for the past YEAR
The Underground Hacking Economy is Alive and Well
Old JBoss vuln in the wild, needs patching

BF-SIRT Posts
Basefarm Secure Christmas Calendar 2013