BF-SIRT Newsletter 2015-26

The newsletter takes a “summer holiday” from this week, and will return on week 34 (22nd of August).
The top stories from this week consist of stories such as how a Swedish man has been sentenced for the powerful Blackshades malware, and a story about finding Hacking Services and More in the Deep Web.

Amongst the top stories you can also find how hackers had access to US security clearance data for a year, as well as 10 Basic Cybersecurity Measures: Best Practices to Reduce Exploitable Weaknesses and Attacks.

Top 5 Security links
Swedish man sentenced for powerful Blackshades malware
Finding Hacking Services and More in the Deep Web
“Free” Proxies Aren’t Necessarily Free
Killer ChAraCter HOSES almost all versions of Reader, Windows
Over $18 million lost to Cryptowall just in the US

Top 5 Business Intelligence links
Hackers had access to US security clearance data for a year
10 Basic Cybersecurity Measures: Best Practices to Reduce Exploitable Weaknesses and Attacks
Targeted attacks rise, cyber attackers spreading through networks, report says
US is the world’s botnet mothership, says Level 3
The downfall of a major cybercrime ring exploiting banking Trojans