10Fold – Security Never Sleeps – 144

Locked and Loaded: Huge Botnet Updated for DDoS

“Botnets equipped with new, far-reaching features”

BitSight Technologies, a division of Anubis Networks, has announced that one of the largest botnet systems has been armed with several new weapons that would allegedly dwarf any DDoS attack the public has witnessed so far.

Russian cybersecurity expert charged with treason

“Allegedly shared ‘secrets’ with U.S. firms”

Apparently Ruslan Stoyanov, a cybercrime investigator with Kaspersky Labs who was charged for treason by the Russian government, was arrested for passing secrets of state to several United States firms, including Verisign.

Remember when Ruslan Stoyanov, a top cybercrime investigator for Kaspersky Lab, was arrested and charged with treason? It is now being reported that the treason charges were for allegedly passing state secrets to Verisign and other US companies.

A Super-Common Crypto Tool Turns Out to Be Super-Insecure

“SHA-1 concerns no longer theoretical”

SHA-1 vulnerabilities that until recently seemed unlikely to be exploited are now demonstrably exposed to cybercriminals. A team of researchers from CWI Amsterdam and Google have both been successful in developing programs that are able to easily pull assets and other data from SHA-1 files.

More on Bluetooth Ingenico Overlay Skimmers

“Card and PIN skimmer stories increasing in frequency”

Ingenico-brand card readers at check-out lanes and other self serve pay stations are receiving massive amounts of ‘overlay’ incidences. This article shares several photos detailing the devices from compromised terminals and provide more insight into how the system is so successful.

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