Cisco revealed the existence of another zero-day vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2016-6415, in the Equation Group archive leaked by the Shadow Broker hackers.
Further analysis revealed that the flaw exploited by the BENIGNCERTAIN, tracked as CVE-2016-6415, also affects products running IOS, IOS XE and IOS XR software.
Source: CVE-2016-6415 – CISCO confirms a new 0Day linked to Equation GroupSecurity Affairs
Recently, two European countries, France and Germany, have declared war against encryption with an objective to force major technology companies to built encryption backdoors in their secure messaging services.
Source: Dutch Police Seize Two VPN Servers, But Without Explaining… Why?
In 2015, Murphy’s whole-of-government IT security survey uncovered 454 problems, up from 389 in 2014.
It also identified a 3 percent decline in the number of agencies meeting the audit office’s bare minimum infosec benchmark, sending the proportion below half.
“My practice is not to name agencies that have information system weakness for fear that this could encourage attempts to exploit the weaknesses,” Colin Murphy wrote today, introducing the results of his 2015 survey of security provisions in the state government
Is it this easy to break into your bank account?
Fraud reporter Shari Vahl investigates how criminals have been able to break into Natwest customer bank accounts using only a mobile phone number and other publicly available information. She demonstrates how simple the process is by accessing a colleague’s account and transferring money out of it and into her own. Natwest says as a result it has tightened its security systems.
Civilians to help police investigate cybercrimes, says Theresa May
Civilian recruits will help police solve cybercrime under an expansion of the role of volunteers in England and Wales, the home secretary has said.
The plans include measures to give more power to support staff and volunteers.
Forces will be able to identify volunteers who specialise in accountancy or computing for cyber and finance inquiries, Theresa May said.
Unison, which represents police staff, said it was concerned it was a way to “plug the huge gap” left by cuts.
Most common passwords revealed – and they’re ridiculously easy to guess – The Telegraphhttps://apple.news/AxSAzzJyvSnmYT6v6HUsXRg
BBC Hack May Have Been the Largest DDoS Attack in History
Cyber attacks are getting evil and becoming the worst nightmare for companies day-by-day, and the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is one of the favorite weapon for hackers to temporarily suspend services of a host connected to the Internet.
Until now, nearly every major website had been a victim of this attack, and the most recent one was conducted against the BBC’s websites and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s main campaign website over this past holiday weekend.
Out of two, the largest DDoS attack in the history was carried out against the BBC website: Over 600 Gbps
See http://thehackernews.com/2016/01/biggest-ddos-attack.html for the full story