400Gb DDoS, More Bitcoin Attacks, and The Mask APT
If you’re looking for a quick synopsis of the latest information security news and advisories, our quick weekly video can provide it for you. This week’s episode was shot literally right before I had to run out to catch a plane, so please excuse the low quality webcam footage.
Today’s episode includes a quick rundown of the week’s Microsoft and Adobe patches, news about the latest world record-breaking DDoS attack, some Bitcoin hijinks, and the details around a new cross-platform advanced attack campaign discovered by Kaspersky. Check out the video for all the details, and give the Reference section a peek for links to other infosec stories, including last minute news of a new Internet Explorer (IE) zero day attack.
Have a great weekend (and President’s Day for US readers), and be careful online.
(Episode Runtime: 8:20)
Direct YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4JItAGJynY
- Microsoft and Adobe Patch Day
- Cloudflare announces worlds larged NTP DDoS attack – Computer World
- Major Bitcoin wallets suffer DDoS attack – Wired
- Kaspersky’s Detailed report on “The Mask” APT [PDF] – Securelist
- Also a good news write-up summarizing The Mask details – Ars Technica
- UPDATE: Operation Snowman; new zero day IE exploit found in the wild – Fireeye
- Latest Target breach update, how hackers got HVAC creds – Krebs on Security
- Another Bitcoin wallet theft (Coinbase) – Gizmodo
- Vulnerability found in popular asset tracking program – SC Magazine
- Instagram fixed a privacy flaw after six months – Business Insider
- Snapchat flaw leads to smoothie spam – Wired
- Snowden used a basic web spider or crawler to get data from NSA – NY Times
- Cryptolocker still bites; affects law firm – Tech World
- Authorities arrest criminal Bitcoin exchangers – Krebs on Security