- E-Banking: A new banking trojan called ‘Hesperbot’ has been discovered targeting online banking users in Turkey, the Czech Republic, Portugal and the United Kingdom. The aim of the attackers is to obtain login credentials and to get victims to install a mobile component of the malware on their Symbian, Blackberry or Android phone.
- Tor & Malware: The number of Tor users has more than quintupled over the last weeks. Researchers from the Dutch security firm Fox-IT traced the Tor traffic to a botnet, known as SBC, using the “Mevade.A” or “Sefnit” malware families. Tor can be used to hide C&C servers.
- Mobile Malware ‘Obad’: How does this malware get onto mobile devices? Kaspersky has discovered four basic methods used to distribute different versions of Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad.a.. And for the first time malware is being distributed using botnets that were created using completely different mobile malware.
- NSA & Snowden: According to documents revealed by Edward Snowden, NSA and GCHQ – the US and British intelligence agencies – have successfully cracked much of the online encryption. Bruce Schneier says, Government and industry have betrayed the internet – and us. And he suggests five ways to stay safe.
- Android Tools: The Infosec Institute published a list of Security and Hacking apps for Android devices.
- Gravierende Mängel: Die Geschäftsprüfungsdelegation des Schweizer Parlaments hat einen Bericht zur Informatiksicherheit im Nachrichtendienst des Bundes (PDF) veröffentlicht. Auslöser war ein Datendiebstahl vergangenen Jahres. Die Delegation stellt dem Geheimdienst und dem Verteidigungsdepartement kein gutes Zeugnis aus.