CyberThreats Daily: LolzSec disband but the cyberfront is far from quiet

You can say what you want about cybersecurity, but you’ve got to admit it’s never boring. If it’s not viruses it’s spam, if it’s not spam it’s scams, if it’s not scams it’s hacks…

Last LOL for LulzSec as hackers disband group

LulzSec, also known as Lulz Security, the hacker group that has been making headlines with almost daily attacks, has announced that it is disbanding. LulzSec had gained headlines in the media with their attacks on well known targets such as Sony, Nintendo, Fox and PBS; lesser known targets including the FBI affiliate InfraGard and security company Univeillance; and government agencies such as the US Senate, the CIA and, most recently, the Arizona police and the UK’s Serious Organised Crimes Agency (SOCA). More on The H.

Sony lawsuit: security experts fired prior to breach

A lawsuit being leveled against Sony relating to the recent breach activity alleges they skimped on security experts, laying off a batch of professionals prior to the events. The suit, seeking class action status, is being brought by Felix Cortorreal, Jimmy Cortorreal, and Jacques Daoud Jr., who claim they were directly affected by the data breach, along with other customers. ESET’s Cameron Camp has the details.

TDSS: botnets, Kademilia and collective consciousness

The TDSS botnet, now in its 4th generation, is seriously sophisticated malware, which is why we’ve spent so much time writing about it: the revision of the paper The Evolution of TDL: Conquering x64 that will be up on the white papers page shortly runs to 54 pages and includes some highly technical analysis, including the detail on the recent plugin described in a blog earlier today. So how does this new component actually work? ESET’s researcher David Harley reports.


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