BF-SIRT Newsletter 2014-14

As some of you noticed, last week’s newsletter was unfortunately delayed due to unforeseen issues, but we’re back again in strenght with some interesting stories! It turns out that China’s Unsupported XP Machines Hold the Potential to Become a Massive Botnet Army, which can be troubling considering 50% of all computers in China runs Windows XP. You may also be interested in Who Built the ID Theft Service SSNDOB.ru and if Russians framed Ukrainian hacktivists for alleged leak of 7 million credit, debit cards.

Top 5 Security links
Who Built the ID Theft Service SSNDOB.ru?
China’s CERT blames US for a THIRD of all attacks on Middle Kingdom PCs
China’s Unsupported XP Machines Hold the Potential to Become a Massive Botnet Army
Did Russians frame Ukrainian hacktivists for alleged leak of 7 million credit, debit cards?
ATM Malware, Controlled By a Text Message, Spews Cash

Top 5 Business Intelligence links
Basecamp gets DDoSed and blackmailed
Analysis of three billion attacks reveals SQL injections cost $196,000
Your files held hostage by CryptoDefense? Don’t pay up! The decryption key is on your hard drive
OUCH! April 2014
Breaches, malware to cost $491 billion in 2014, study says