In today's episode the CSIAC takes the most important articles in a past CS Digest and discusses the articles' importance in the world of technology and cyber security.
Topic: Spear Phishing
Phishing kits are used extensively by cybercriminals to increase the efficiency of stealing user credentials. The basic kit comprises an accurate clone of the target medium's login-in page (Gmail, Facebook, Office 365, targeted banks, etc), and a pre-written php script to steal the credentials -- both bundled and distributed as a zip file. Successfully
The U.S government warned industrial firms this week about a hacking campaign targeting the nuclear and energy sectors, the latest event to highlight the power industry's vulnerability to cyber attacks.
Malcolm Palmore, the FBI special agent in charge of the bureau’s Silicon Valley office, told Ars in an interview that the initial breach that led to the exposure of half a billion Yahoo accounts likely started with the targeting of a "semi-privileged" Yahoo employee and not top executives.