BF-SIRT Newsletter 2015-38

The top stories from this week consist of information on how U.S. Department of Energy was successfully compromised 159 times in 4 years, as well as how Cyber-crime empties pockets of UK businesses about £2.8bn per year.
You can also read about how Let’s Encrypt project issues its first free SSL/TLS certificate, and how Malvertising affected websites with millions of monthly visits for three weeks.

Top 5 Security links
U.S. Department of Energy was successfully compromised 159 times in 4 years
Cyber-crime empties pockets of UK businesses about £2.8bn per year
Tor security improves as .onion becomes a special-use domain name
Corebot cleverly written botnet malware with growth potential
Dutch Police Arrest Alleged CoinVault Ransomware Authors

Top 5 Business Intelligence links
Let’s Encrypt project issues its first free SSL/TLS certificate
Malvertising affected websites with millions of monthly visits for three weeks
Android 5 bug allows attackers to easily unlock password-protected devices
Under DDoS attack? Look for something worse
Why background screening is vital for IT security