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ITsecurity Daily News: 10/01/2014

Posted by Kevin on October 1, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Wednesday, October 1, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News LulzSec – minus Sabu – reconvenes on stage   “Jake Davis […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 09/30/2014

Posted by Kevin on September 30, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Tuesday, September 20, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News FBI’s Malware Investigator (for the public) still pending   The FBI […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 09/26/2014

Posted by Kevin on September 26, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Friday, September 26, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. NEWS ONLY TODAY News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News Google’s ‘Dear Rupert’ blog hits back at News […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 09/25/2014

Posted by Kevin on September 25, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Thursday, September 25, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. NEWS & TWO IMPORTANT ALERTS ONLY TODAY News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News Jimmy John’s Notifies Customers […]

Chinese national Su Bin arrested for hacking Boeing

Posted by Kevin on July 13, 2014

News emerged on Friday that a Chinese national is being held in Canada on US charges that include being involved in hacking Boeing and stealing data on the C-17 military transport plane. The man is Su Bin. He is accused of working with two unnamed Chinese nationals who live in China. The accusation is that […]

Europol, FBI, NCA and others disrupt the Gameover Zeus botnet — claim a 2 week window for users to get clean

Posted by Kevin on June 2, 2014

There’s nothing from the FBI yet (at the time of writing); but that will surely follow. In the meantime Europol has announced, On Friday, 30 May 2014, law enforcement agencies from across the world, supported by the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) at Europol, joined forces in a coordinated action led by the FBI which ensured […]

Hector (Sabu) Monsegur to be sentenced while Hammond sits in prison

Posted by Kevin on May 26, 2014

A common cry in Anonymous circles is ‘Free Jeremy Hammond; Fuck Sabu’. Jeremy Hammond is currently serving a ten-year prison sentence for his involvement in the Stratfor hack. Sabu (real name Hector Xavier Monsegur) will be sentenced tomorrow for his role in Lulzsec and many other hacks. He is expected, on FBI request, to walk […]

The Master Troll, Weev, delivers a masterpiece of trolling

Posted by Kevin on May 21, 2014

It is always a pleasure to see a master at work; and Andrew Weev Auernheimer is not known as a master Troll without good reason. He was arrested, charged with hacking AT&T, sentenced to three years in prison, and eventually released after the case against him was thrown out on appeal. See here for background. […]

FBI indicts five members of the Chinese military for hacking US companies

Posted by Kevin on May 21, 2014

Eric Holder yesterday announced: “Today, we are announcing an indictment against five officers of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army for serious cybersecurity breaches against six American victim entities.” The five officers are known by the aliases UglyGorilla, Jack Sun, Lao Wen, hzy_1hx and KandyGoo. They are members of the PLA’s military unit 61398 (you may […]

Worldwide crackdown on BlackShades RAT users

Posted by Kevin on May 20, 2014

First official indications emerged at the Reuters Cybersecurity Summit (although there have been rumblings in hacker circles for a couple of weeks now). This was last Wednesday. The FBI executive assistant director Robert Anderson, appointed in March to oversee ‘all FBI criminal and cyber investigations worldwide, international operations, critical incident response, and victim assistance’, announced: […]