Linkedin Sues Hackers, Yahoo Spreads Malware, and PowerLocker Copies CryptoLocker
What are the latest vulnerabilities, who’s the most recent breach victim, and how do you protect yourself from the newest cyber attacks? Learn all this and more in WatchGuard weekly security news summary video!
This week I share how ads on the European Yahoo site spread malware, I talk about how Linkedin is using the legal system to try to unmask hackers, and you’ll learn how one of my annual security predictions is already coming true with some copycat cryptolocker ransomware. For all that, and more, watch the video below. Of course, if you prefer reading, check the links in the Reference section for more details, as well as a few extra security stories to boot.
Keep vigilant and have a great weekend!
(Episode Runtime: 11:33)
Direct YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Do1mIR_UZb4
- Yahoo ads infect European visitors with malware – ThreatPost
- Among other things, malicious ads deliver bitcoin miners – The Guardian
- Linkedin Sues “John Doe” hackers to help find them – Ars Technica
- Australian site reports 16yr old to police for responsible disclosure – Wired
- Researchers warn of an advanced new Cryptolocker copycat – Malware Must Die
- PowerLocker author’s Pastebin post – Pastebin
- Blizzard warns of WoW authenticator trojan – Battle.net
- UPDATE: Cisco wireless devices suffer from recent Sercomm-related backdoor – Cisco
- Target security breach grows to 70 million victims – Forbes
- Zeus evolves and works on 64-bit systems – Help Net Security
- USB stick used to steal cash from ATMs – News Fix Now
- Industrial Control wireless system suffers flaws – ThreatPost
- Mac Flashback malware seems make a small comeback – ThreatPost
- Lots of InfoSec experts drop RSA talks due to alleged NSA scandal – ThreatPost
- Latest Bitcoin phishing scam – Logrhythm
- John Mcafee is happy Intel is dropping his name – The Verge
- OpenSuse forums hijacked – Threatpost
- Hackers possibly looking to decrypt target breach pins – SC Magazine
- XXXX.APK is the latest Android malware – The Verge
- Latest gaming site DDoS use NTP amplification attacks – Ars Technica
— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)
Great video as usual Cory! Thank you!
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