Alien Eye In The Sky - December 2, 2016

December 2, 2016 | Javvad Malik
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True to form, cyber security continues its domination of technology and mainstream news. Ransomware continues to strike, using different techniques such as Locky’s recent spread through social media, or attacking targets like the San Francisco Municipal Transport Agency.

Password reuse attacks continue to grow. From Deliveroo’s attack a couple of weeks ago, to the UK’s National Lottery this week.

It’s another crazy week - with many “Shatners” thrown in for good measure.

In This Weeks Video

Locky spreads through social media
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/Facebook-Denies-Ransomware-Infiltration-84115.html

San Francisco Municipal Transport agency gets hit by ransomware
http://www.itbusinessedge.com/blogs/data-security/san-francisco-muni-ransomware-attack-should-be-a-warning-to-critical-infrastructure.html

National Lottery accounts breached
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-38155710

Other interesting stories

PhishLulz is a Ruby toolset aimed at automating Phishing activities:
https://github.com/antisnatchor/phishlulz

Syscall Auditing at Scale
https://slack.engineering/syscall-auditing-at-scale-e6a3ca8ac1b8#.3h0v8zfmr

Security operations centre (SOC) buyers guide
https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/security-operations-centre-soc-buyers-guide

InPage zero-day exploit used to attack financial institutions in Asia
https://securelist.com/blog/research/76717/inpage-zero-day-exploit-used-to-attack-financial-institutions-in-asia/

Generate Geolocation map using WireShark
http://www.kalitut.com/2016/11/geoip-map-wireshark.html

Brief lessons on handling huge traffic spikes
https://www.troyhunt.com/brief-lessons-on-handling-huge-traffic-spikes/

WiFi Frequency hacker
https://github.com/singe/wifi-frequency-hacker

Javvad Malik

About the Author: Javvad Malik
The man, the myth, the blogger; Javvad Malik is a London-based IT Security professional. Better known as an active blogger, event speaker and industry commentator who is possibly best known as one of the industry’s most prolific video bloggers with his signature fresh and light-hearted perspective on security. Prior to joining AlienVault, Javvad was a senior analyst with 451 Research providing technology vendors, investors and end users with strategic advisory services, including competitive research and go-to-market positioning.
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