Author: Perry Varanoid

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EFF Watering Hole Attack – Daily Security Byte EP.133

Today, the EFF warned the world that advanced attackers have been using their name in vain. A targeted spear phishing email is linking to a fake version of the EFF site, which forces malware via a recent cross-platform Java exploit. Learn more about this attack and how to protect yourself by watching the video below

German BfV – NSA Cooperation 0

German BfV – NSA Cooperation

The German newspaper Zeit is reporting the BfV, Germany’s national intelligence agency, (probably) illegally traded data about Germans to the NSA in exchange for access to XKeyscore. From Ars Technica : Unlike Germany’s foreign intelligence service, the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), the domestic-oriented BfV does not employ bulk surveillance of the kind also deployed on a vast scale by the NSA and GCHQ

Six Nabbed for Using LizardSquad Attack Tool 0

Six Nabbed for Using LizardSquad Attack Tool

Authorities in the United Kingdom this week arrested a half-dozen young males accused of using the  Lizard Squad’s Lizard Stresser tool, an online service that allowed paying customers to launch attacks capable of taking Web sites offline for up to eight hours at a time. The Lizard Stresser came to prominence not long after Christmas Day 2014, when a group of young n’er-do-wells calling itself the Lizard Squad used the tool to knock offline the Sony Playstation and Microsoft Xbox gaming networks.