Aug 21, 2016

Cybersec Brief w/c 15th August 2016

Selected cybersecurity events of the week commencing Monday 15th August 2016.

Potential NSA tools & exploits being leaked and the German Intelligence Agency challenging applicants with a reverse engineering puzzle.



Tools, Techniques & Procedures

Monitoring WMI to catch WMI attacks
https://www.fireeye.com/blog/threat-research/2016/08/wmi_vs_wmi_monitor.html

[GERMAN] German intelligence agency puts reverse engineering challenge online for applicants
http://www.bnd.bund.de/DE/Karriere/Reversing_Challenge/Reversing_Challenge_node.html


Cybercrime

Munich shooting gun dealer suspect arrested
http://www.thelocal.de/20160816/man-who-sold-gun-to-munich-shooter-arrested-in-marburg

'ShadowBrokers' offering potential Equation Group (NSA?) tools and exploits for highest bidder
https://www.riskbasedsecurity.com/2016/08/the-shadow-brokers-lifting-the-shadows-of-the-nsas-equation-group/


Research & Reports

Cisco to cut 5,500 jobs as revenue drops by 2%
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/aug/17/cisco-systems-to-sack-fifth-of-global-workforce-says-report

Powershell to be ported to Linux & Mac and becoming Open-Source
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/08/18/microsoft_brings_powershell_to_linux_and_mac_publishes_as_open_source/




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