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Internet Systems Consortium Hacked, Malware on Steam Chat, Lizard Squad Arrests and more | TWIC - January 2, 2015

Posted by Lindsey Havens on Jan 2, '15


Each week, the PhishLabs team posts The Week in Cybercrime (TWIC) to recap noteworthy cybercrime articles and reports (open source).

  • Top blog posts from PhishLabs: 2014 review (PhishLabs)
    It has been an eventful year in cybercrime. We hope you have been able to follow our blog for updates in the cyber security arena but in case you missed one or two, we’ve compiled the most popular posts published by PhishLabs in 2014. 

  • Steam Chat is Being Overrun by Worm-Like Trojans, Latest is "WTF" Malware (Daily Tech) 
    Infected users spam friends w/ malicious image files, images actually work, but hide malware designed to steal your Steam acct.

  • Fake Android The Interview app actually banking Trojan (TheRegister)
    Malware-slingers have latched onto the torrent of publicity spawned by the controversial film The Interview by stitching together a fake Android app actually designed to swipe online banking credentials.

  • Two alleged members of Lizard Squad arrested following Xbox Live/PSN Christmas attacks (PC World)  
    Did you spend Christmas mildly annoyed because you bought a new console, only to find that Xbox Live/ PlayStation Network had been downed by a "nefarious" group known as Lizard Squad? Yes, I know it sounds like a bad episode of 24, but at least now you can revel in a bit of Schadenfreude: Two alleged members have been arrested this week.

  • AirAsia Indonesia Flight QZ 8501: Cyber Criminals use missing Flight QZ 8501 mystery as Bait (TheHackerNews) 
    After the Mysterious Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 incident in March 2014 and the shooting of Malaysia Airline Flight MH17 by a ground-to-air missile in July 2014, yesterday AirAsia flight QZ 8501 with 162 people on board found missing by the time it flew from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore after losing contact with air traffic control due to weather, the airline company said Sunday. 

  • Chick-fil-A Investigating Possible Data Breach (DarkReading) 
    Fast food restaurant chain Chick-fil-A says it's working with law enforcement, the payment industry, and security firms to determine whether reports of suspicious activity with payment cards used at some of its restaurants were due to a data breach. 

  • Police suspect fraud took most of Mt. Gox's missing bitcoins (CSOonline)
    Nearly all of the roughly US$370 million in bitcoin that disappeared in the February 2014 collapse of Mt. Gox probably vanished due to fraudulent transactions, with only 1 percent taken by hackers, according to a report in Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper, citing sources close to a Tokyo police probe.

  • Bad, bad Internet news: Internet Systems Consortium site hacked (ZDNet) 
    Remember how just last week I told all you dedicated system and network administrators that you weren't going to be starting your holiday weekend early because of a serious NTP security hole? Well, turn your car around and head back to the server room. The Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) has taken the site down for maintenance because they "believe we may be infected with malware."

Topics: The Week in Cybercrime, Android, Data Breach, POS Attacks, Banking Trojan

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