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SecuraBit Episode 79:  Back to the basics with Marcus Carey!
April 6, 2011

Christopher Mills – @thechrisam
Jason Mueller – @securabit_jay
Tony Huffman – @myne_us

Marcus J Carey- @iFail

General topics:


"On March 30th, an incident was detected where a subset of Epsilon clients' customer data were exposed by an unauthorized entry into Epsilon's email system. The information that was obtained was limited to email addresses and/or customer names only. A rigorous assessment determined that no other personal identifiable information associated with those names was at risk. A full investigation is currently underway," the statement said.

In a post on Cisco's security blog, senior security researcher Mary Landesman said that data from the company's ScanSafe Web security infrastructure suggests that just over 1,000 Web domains have been compromised using the SQL injection attack, not the 500,000 to 1.5 million cited in published reports.
“Websense researchers wrote on Thursday that a Google search for Web sites hosting the malicious URLs identified over 1.5 million Web sites hosting the code” data leak:
“The data included both the owner's GPS location and tidbits the owners gender, birthday and postal code information. There was evidence that the app attempted to provide continuous location monitoring - which would tell advertisers not just where the user accessed the application from, but also allow them to track that user's movement over time. “

RSA attack:
“"The attacker in this case sent two different phishing emails over a two-day period. The two emails were sent to two small groups of employees; you wouldn’t consider these users particularly high profile or high value targets. The email subject line read '2011 Recruitment Plan," Uri Rivner, head of new technologies in the identity protection division of RSA wrote in a post on the attack”

¾ Energy Firms Had Data Breach over last year:
Long perceived to be beyond the attention of hackers, energy firms and utilities now report that they are being targeted. In the Ponemon study, 76% of the IT security staff interviewed reported that their organization had experienced "one or more data breaches" in the last 12 months. A similar number - 69% - said they felt a data breach was likely to occur in the next 12 months, Ponemon said.

Comodo what really happened:
“ I found out that TrustDll.dll takes care of signing. It was coded in C#.
Simply I decompiled it and I found username/password of their GeoTrust and Comodo reseller account. “

FBI asks for help on cracking code:

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