InfoSec Week 52, 2016

Posted on 31 December 2016
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A hacker transferred early bitcoiners phone number from T-Mobile to a carrier called linked to a Google Voice account in the hacker’s possession using fake identity. Within minutes, dozens of his accounts were stolen.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/laurashin/2016/12/20/hackers-have-stolen-millions-of-dollars-in-bitcoin-using-only-phone-numbers/

Three Chinese nationals hacked two New York law firms and used stolen data for insider trading on the stock market.
http://www.securitynewspaper.com/2016/12/30/three-chinese-charged-hacking-law-firms-stealing-insider-trading-data/

Hacker Kapustkiy hacked the Slovak Chamber of Commerce, more than 4000 users record were accessed.
http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/54550/data-breach/slovak-chamber-commerce-hacked.html

A comprehensive report on ransomware-related events covering a time frame of May – December 2016. This is only going to get worse over time.
http://privacy-pc.com/articles/ransomware-chronicle.html

The Electronic Frontier Foundation published a review of the technical developments in cryptography for the past year.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/12/what-happened-crypto-2016

Interesting paper - "Estimating individual employment status using mobile phone network data" - which predicts individual employment status from the mobile phone network logs externally validated with household survey data. Scary stuff!
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1612.03870v1.pdf

A nice new publication available called "A Salad of Block Ciphers" - Survey on the state of the art in block cipher design and analysis.
https://eprint.iacr.org/2016/1171


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