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Cyberdigest for the week #1


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#1 Ionatan_Petrescu

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 07:36 AM

Hi everybody! Here's my weekly cyber news digest for you! I'm waiting for your comments and i'm opened for criticism.

 

January 29

1) North Korea-linked hackers reportedly attacked the electronic systems of the Israeli energy company. Sources in the company pointed out that the objectives of the hackers are unclear, and they are likely to carry out their attacks for training, the Israeli Energy Company has one of the best electronic protection systems in the world. Link

2) U.S. Secret Service official said that a coordinated group of hackers likely tied to international criminal syndicates has pilfered more than $1 million by hijacking ATM machines across the United States and forcing them to spit out bills like slot machines dispensing a jackpot. Link

3) Unknown hacker stole $150,000 Worth of Ethereum from Experty ICO. According to news sources hackers targeted one of the people who carried out Experty’s proof-of-care review to get user information, which included the registered potential investors’ full names, email addresses, and ETH-addresses. Then they sent the investors fraudulent pre-ICO messages. These poorly drafted messages requested that the investors purchase Experty tokens (EXY) using Ethereum within the next 12 hours in order to receive bonus EXY tokens. These phishing messages contained wallet addresses belonging to the hackers. Multiple addresses were used. Many investors, in the hope of receiving bonus tokens, fell for the scam – in the last few days, 74 transactions were registered to the addresses provided, the total value of all the transactions being $150,000. Link

4) Nigerian National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has raised the alarm over potential cyber-attacks targeting banking, health and other systems, power and transportation systems, as well as other critical national infrastructure in the country. Link

January 30

1) Dutch media reported that three leading Dutch banks and the nation's tax service have been hit by powerful cyberattacks over the past several days that have blocked access to websites and online banking services.Officials at all four institutions said no personal data or client details were compromised. Link

2) The hackers behind a $530 million cryptocurrency heist, described as the biggest in history, have attempted to sell some of the 500 stolen NEM tokens. Link

January 31

1) Hacker group Fancy Bears has published leaked documents relating to the doping case of Canadian pole vaulter Shawn Barber, who was approved for the Rio 2016 Olympics Games in despite testing positive for using cocaine. Link

2) Specter and Meltdown security flaws have put potentially millions of devices across the world at risk and it was only a matter of time before hackers started to exploit the Spectre and Meltdown Security flaws as security researchers have found 130 malware trying to exploit these security flaws. According to researchers, these discovered malware samples are still in testing, however, it is only a matter of time before we hear about a successful attempt. Link

3) South Korea’s Internet & Security Agency (KISA) is warning of a Flash zero-day vulnerability that has reportedly been exploited in attacks by North Korea’s hackers. Link
 

February 01

1) It appears cryptocurrency startup BeeToken, which promised to disrupt the home sharing industry by putting its service on the blockchain, has been hacked. The attackers are actively targeting its initial coin offering (ICO) with phishing attacks and have already duped gullible investors for over $1 million worth of Ethereum. The company has confirmed the phishing attacks on its official Twitter and Medium accounts, warning that users should treat emails and Telegram messages directly encouraging users to send funds are likely fraudulent. Link

2) Japanese financial regulators on Friday raided the office of virtual currency exchange Coincheck, which lost 58 billion yen ($530 million) worth of digital currency held by its customers when it was hacked last week. The Financial Services Agency inspected the Tokyo-based exchange operator under the revised Payment Services Act to check whether the funds can be returned to customers and probe security measures. Link

3) Blueprints for submarines that were being built in Germany for the IDF were hacked in a cyberattack with links to Iran, a former Knesset member claimed Wednesday. “When Israel is ordering strategic submarines from Germany, a hacker gets into Thyssenkrupp and is able to steal the secrets and blueprints of the submarines that were developed in Germany for Israeli use,” high-tech entrepreneur Erel Margalit, who served as an MK for the Labor party between 2015-2017, said at a cybersecurity conference in Tel Aviv. A hacker broke into the Thyssenkrupp computers in 2016 around the time Israel was ordering submarines from a German shipyard, Margalit said. Link
 



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#2 r.a.d.

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 11:41 AM

I've watched the Norse Attack Map in the past, a visual illustration of cyber attacks in real time (it's indicated). There seem to be other similar sites.
I've wondered if they're actually the real deal.

https://geekflare.com/real-time-cyber-attacks/
An article about these sites:
https://blog.knowbe4.com/cyber-attack-maps...accurate-or-just-eye-candy

Norse image example:
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Posted 03 February 2018 - 12:20 AM

I've watched the Norse Attack Map in the past, a visual illustration of cyber attacks in real time (it's indicated). There seem to be other similar sites.
I've wondered if they're actually the real deal.

https://geekflare.com/real-time-cyber-attacks/
An article about these sites:
https://blog.knowbe4.com/cyber-attack-maps...accurate-or-just-eye-candy
 

The real cybermap always differ from mass media news. I decided to make a digest to inform users. Maybe it'll be interesting for someone.



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Posted 08 February 2018 - 02:20 PM

Ionatan_Perteacu, just now saw your response, thanks for the clarification.
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