The Hamas-connected hacking group variously known as Gaza Cybergang, the Gaza Hackers Team or the Molerats is back after going to ground in January. Reports connect them to the DustSky cyber espionage campaign.
The Atlanticist Bilderberger Group is meeting in Germany this week, with cyber security figuring among its announced ten-point agenda. Anonymous doesn’t much care for Bilderberg, and has turned its anti-global finance OpIcarus DDoS campaign against the Bilderbergers’ website.
And since the old LinkedIn, MySpace, and Tumblr compromises have turned out to be bigger than thought, companies like Netflix are checking their customers’ credentials against lists of exposed email addresses and passwords to avoid cross-contamination.
The point-of-sale breach at the Wendy’s fast food chain also seems poised to emerge as bigger-than-thought.
uTorrent has suffered the compromise of 385,000 credentials.
Bitdefender announces it’s found a way of eavesdropping on TLS-encrypted communications between users and virtualized server instances. They’re calling the proof-of-concept “TeLeScope,” and say it exploits the hypervisor.
Phishing, ransomware, and DDoS continue their popularity among criminals and hacktivists. Enterprises are warned to be on their guard against business email compromise (particularly in the US, UK, and Australia). Crysis ransomware has eclipsed TeslaCrypt, and CryptXXX has switched its distribution mode from Angler to the Neutrino exploit kit. Locky and Dridex have fallen off dramatically as the Necurs botnet has apparently vanished.
In industry news, Zimperium gets $25 million in series C funding, and Tenable opens its search for a new CEO. US startups still find Federal acquisition too slow.