Telephony DoS, OpFreeKorea, and Darkleech
What do zombie video games, North Korea, and emergency telephone systems have in common? They’ve all been compromised by cyber attackers this week.
If you’re too busy dousing IT fires to keep up with InfoSec news on your own, give our weekly security news summary a try. In this short video, I quickly highlight the biggest security stories from the week, and give some practical defense tips along the way.
This week’s episode covers a new telephony denial of service (TDos) extortion scheme , a serious flaw in a common database system, the latest Anonymous operation, and a mysterious Apache hijacking campaign that has affected over 20,000 web servers. Watch the video below for the full scoop, and check out the Reference section for additional stories.
(Episode Runtime: 9:03)
Direct YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K18Snt0Lrm0
- DHS warns of TDoS attacks – Krebs on Security
- DHS’s PDF document on TDoS attacks – DHS
- Microsoft Patch Day to include nine security bulletins – WGSC
- PostgreSQL update fixes serious security vulnerability – WGSC
- Anonymous launches OpFreeKorea campaign against North Korea – The Register
- Attackers steal credentials from War Z video game servers – Kotaku
- Ars Technica uncovers mysterious Apache server hijack campaign – Ars Technica
- New advanced malware monitors for mouse clicks – Information World
- Great PBS video on the positive origin of the term “hacker” – YouTube
- Carberp (Zeus variant) gang taken down – Ars Technica
- Krebs thinks he’s identified the Flashback malware author – Krebs on Security
- Japanese portal hacks affects 100,000 users – Computer World
- Scribd compromised and passwords stolen – The H Security