IT Security Weekend Catch Up – December 31, 2016

Afraid of missing important security news during the week? We’re here to help! Every week we put together a curated list of all important security news in one place, for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!

Less technical

  1. Total opsec failure of a drug dealer
  2. How Facebook works with data brokers
  3. Android TV bricked by ransomware
  4. Flight details easy to guess and manipulate
  5. Chinese hackers traded stock based on stolen emails
  6. British councils spy on people feeding pigeons
  7. Fake news causes nuclear threats
  8. Fancy Bears pushing their story
  9. Kapustkiy hacking story
  10. History of Lavabit legal issues
  11. Yahoo’s CSO rotation

More technical

  1. Report on russian hacking and influence of amerucan election and some critique
    1. Report + IOCs 
    2. White House press release 
    3. Very detailes comments
    4. Another set of comments
    5. Comment on IOCs
    6. Many IPs are Tor exit nodes
    7. Detailed technical analysis
    8. Information on one of the companies mentioned in the report
    9. How are hackers recruited in Russia
  2. PHPMailer RCE plus a dedicated website plus an insufficient patch
  3. Critical infrastructure protection – Ukraine vs USA
  4. Analysis of a recent 650Gbps DDoS attack
  5. How the DigiNotar hack influenced the internet
  6. Hacking a VoIP phone
  7. How to run a more secure browser
  8. Analysis of CVE-2016-7255 (Windows)
  9. New Darkleech campaign analysis
  10. Sundown EK traffic analysis
  11. Sundown EK analysis
  12. [PDF] 3 serious PHP vulnerabilities
  13. Android apps attacking routers
  14. PowerShell shortcuts used in phishing attacks
  15. Spam and ransomware campaign analysis
  16. Why open source ransomware is such a problem
  17. HawkEye campaign analysis

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