IT Security Weekend Catch Up – February 4, 2017

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!

For the less technical

  1. How US election can change the fate of a Russian hacker
  2. How Secret Service unlocks phones
  3. The story of arrest of one of the top Russin spies
  4. Sinaloa cartel continues to operate withou El Chapo
  5. Radio stations hacked, Trump song played
  6. Jihadist admitted to Israeli drone hacking
  7. Pacemaker data used to indict an arsonist
  8. Fake accounts in Grindr used to harrass a man

For the more technical

  1. Extremly detailed Nymaim analysis
  2. Some space attacks
  3. AlphaBay drug bazaar troubles
  4. How Google defended Krebs from DDoS attacks
  5. Hacking a Thomson TWG870 modem
  6. Stolen tools to brake mobile phone protections dumped
  7. Chineese attacks on Rusisian-speaking countries
  8. Locky campaign analysis
  9. How Facebook links people and accounts together
  10. An interesing and dangerous WordPress bug
    1. Akamai
    2. Sucuri
    3. WordPress
    4. Cloudflare
    5. exploit
  11. Large phishing campaign against Egyptian activists
  12. Extracting WhatsApp conversations from Android 
  13. D-Link’s unsuccefull attempt at backdoor patching
  14. Kelihos campaign analysis
  15. Analysis of a Quasar RAT state-sponsored campaign
  16. [PDF] Attacks using insiders
  17. Using WMV files to unmask Tor users (link to similar attack)
  18. Analysis of Necurs botnet operation
  19. Analysis of boot process in Petya ransomware
  20. Backdooring Joomla
  21. Stylometric attribution based on source code
  22. Locky Bart ransomware analysis
  23. Analysis of a long malvertising campaign
  24. A very interesting DNS misconfiguration analysis
  25. Interesting issue with file managers in Linux
  26. Linking browsing history with social media profiles
  27. Tools for  Utimaco Firmware RE
  28. Making money out of thin air
  29. Bypassing authentication in Netgear routers
  30. How Facebook is trying to solve the forgotten password issue
  31. Google VRP summary for 2016
  32. Huge EItest campaign analysis
  33. Fighting ransomware with Windows Defender APT
  34. Twitter metadata analyser
  35. Twitter activist security guidance
  36. RCE in Java Springboot
  37. EyePyramid comment
  38. How EyePyramid avoided detection
  39. [PDF] Malwarebytes 2016 report
  40. Unauthorised printouts
  41. DDoS attacks in Q4 2016
  42. New Turla payload
  43. Hunting exploit kits
  44. Cisco Prime Home flaw
  45. Sage 2.0 ransomware analysis
  46. Tallinn Manual 2.0 issued

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