Anyone else working on the SANS Holiday Hack Challenge? (link below) I've gotten through 4 of the objectives so far and a handful of terminal challenges but it'd be fun to group up and meet some other people.
Also thanks again to @gangrif for pointing it out to me! I appreciate it!
Cybersecurity firm FireEye says it was hacked by a nation state
"The stolen 'red team' tools — which amount to real-world malware — could be dangerous in the wrong hands. FireEye said there’s no indication they have been used maliciously. But cybersecurity experts say sophisticated nation-state hackers could modify them for future use probing vulnerabilities."
The infosec handbook has left the fediverse:
I joined the fediverse thanks to them. Understandable decision, but still - what a loss... 💔
We infiltrated an IRC botnet. Here’s what we found https://cybernews.com/security/we-infiltrated-an-irc-botnet-heres-what-we-found/
It's been 5 years since the Italian hacker-for-hire contractor Hacking Team had its tools stolen and dumped online. Now a China-linked hacker group is reusing the defunct company's leaked UEFI #spyware to infect the deep recesses of victims' computers.
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