Sep 12, 2016

Cybersec Brief w/c 5th September 2016

Selected cybersecurity events of the week commencing Monday 5th September 2016.

A malware developer is outraged because of incorrect details being published about his malware.


Geo-Politics

[GERMAN] Judge justifies sentence partly based on browsing history of murder suspect: 'He googled for "strangling until death" not for "strangling until unconscious"'
http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/justiz/anneli-prozess-er-hat-nicht-nach-betaeubung-gegoogelt-sondern-nach-tod-a-1111005.html


Cybercrime

Android malware developer contacts IBM cybersecurity to correct published details about his malware
https://ig.ft.com/sites/special-reports/cyber-attacks/


Research & Reports

Conference talk submission system hack writeup
http://haxx.ml/post/149975211631/how-i-hacked-your-cfp-and-probably-some-other

A non-technical, short pitch about how narrow AI might be used for cybersecurity in the future
http://www.darkreading.com/analytics/introducing-deep-learning-boosting-cybersecurity-with-an-artificial-brain/a/d-id/1326824?

A well-rounded picture of various phases of a cyber-attack: the CISO's perspective, how the IR team reacts, the future of cybercrime, ...
https://ig.ft.com/sites/special-reports/cyber-attacks/

Sep 4, 2016

Cybersec Brief w/c 29th August 2016

Selected cybersecurity events of the week commencing Monday 29th August 2016.

A new Stuxnet documentary and a mature IoT botnet seen in the wild


Geo-Politics

New documentary about Stuxnet sheds light on overall cyberwar plans
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/zero-days-why-the-disturbing-stuxnet-documentary-is-a-must-see/


Cybercrime

Research & Reports

Inversoft hacking challenge hacked: Hack this hardened server
http://polynome.co/infosec/inversoft/elasticsearch/linode/penetration-testing/2016/08/16/hack-that-inversoft.html

How to make the best out of a Pentest or Bug Bounty
https://infosecremedy.blogspot.in/2016/06/how-to-truly-benefit-from-pentests-and-bugbounties.html

[LONG] The threat of autonomous weapons
https://www.buzzfeed.com/sarahatopol/how-to-save-mankind-from-the-new-breed-of-killer-robots?utm_term=.tk3Amd0na#.xcY4QBbqz