Your daily digest of “All Things Security” gathered, collected and researched by your very own 10Fold Security Practice team.
Big items to consider: Vanguard Cybersecurity owner David Michael Levin was charged with three counts of unauthorized access to a computer, network, or electronic device of a Florida county and released on $15,000 bond–the reason for this is because he leveraged pilfered credentials of the county’s supervisor of elections to show security concerns of the county’s elections website. Researchers at security firm Check Point discovered a new Android malware that will automatically join the smartphone to a botnet which disguise ad clicks to generate money. Investigations by the FBI has led to evidence that at least one employee of Bangladesh’s central bank was involved in the theft of $81 million from the bank. However, bank officials still partly blame the SWIFT financial network that allegedly left loopholes for hackers.
How a security pro’s ill-advised hack of a Florida elections site backfired – Publication: Ars Technica – Reporter name: Dan Goodin
A Florida man has been slapped with felony criminal hacking charges after gaining unauthorized access to poorly secured computer systems belonging to a Florida county elections supervisor.
New Android malware poses as popular game, but enlists phones into botnet – Publication: ZDNet – Reporter name: Zack Whittaker
Tens of thousands of Android users are thought to have fallen victim to a newly-discovered malware, which enlists devices as part of a hacker-controlled botnet. The malware is dubbed “Viking Horde,” after one of the popular apps it poses as. The sophisticated malware campaign consists of a number of games and apps that are readily available through Google Play, the app store for Android devices.
Bangladesh central bank hack may be an insider job, says FBI – Publication: ComputerWorld – Reporter name: John Ribeiro
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has found evidence that at least one employee of Bangladesh’s central bank was involved in the theft of $81 million from the bank through a complex hack, according to a newspaper report.