BF-SIRT Newsletter 2015-44

The top stories from this week consist of how TalkTalk got compromised and hackers demanded £80K in Bitcoin, as well as how Free Web Hosting company 000Webhost has suffered a major data breach, exposing more than 13.5 Million of its customers’ personal records..
You can also read about how FBI Suggests Ransomware Victims ‘Just Pay the Ransom Money’, and how NSA-linked Spying Malware Infected Top German Official’s Computer.

Top 5 Security links
TalkTalk Hackers Demanded £80K in Bitcoin
Free Web Hosting company 000Webhost has suffered a major data breach, exposing more than 13.5 Million of its customers’ personal records.
What does your stolen credit card cost on the black market?
15-year-old Boy Arrested in connection with TalkTalk Cyber Attack
TalkTalk attack: ‘No legal obligation to encrypt customer bank details’, says chief

Top 5 Business Intelligence links
FBI Suggests Ransomware Victims — ‘Just Pay the Ransom Money’
NSA-linked Spying Malware Infected Top German Official’s Computer
Cybersecurity Information (Over)Sharing Act?
Curious people can’t resist plugging in random flash drives
So what’s the internet community doing about the NSA cracking VPN, HTTPS encryption?