Infosec Weekly Roundup, November 27-December 4,2011

How to Recover a Hacked Facebook Account

Facebook incidents are very common Robert Siciliano provides a simple way that you can use if you feel that someone have used your Facebook account without your permission or you are looking to recover your account.

https://infosecisland.com/blogview/18316-How-to-Recover-a-Hacked-Facebook-Account.html

Proactive Botnet Countermeasures an Offensive Approach

A very interesting paper that list classical way for defending against botnet and offensive strategy to get the botnet down, the paper concludes that:  “cooperation is one of the most important aspects when it comes to successful and sustainable botnet mitigation. This holds for the technical and the political level likewise. Trusted forums must be strengthened and extended to be capable of reacting to botnet incidents effectively and immediately.”

http://www.ccdcoe.org/publications/virtualbattlefield/15_LEDER_Proactive_Coutnermeasures.pdf

Systematic Detection of Capability Leaks in Stock Android Smartphones

New vulnerability discovered in Android Smartphones that allows hackers to breach phone calls, this bug can be exploited to delete user data, send SMS messages, record user conversation, or check user geo-location without asking for any permission.

http://www.csc.ncsu.edu/faculty/jiang/pubs/NDSS12_WOODPECKER.pdf

The Hacker News, December Edition

The Hacker News issued their monthly number that contains an interesting interview with Mohit Kumar Founder & Director of The Hacker News and several valuable contributions from the information security community

http://news.thehackernews.com/THN-dec2011.pdf

Hackers leak personal details of 13 million South Koreans

The Korea Communications Commission (KCC) announced that Nexon gaming company discovered the leakage of personal data of its online game Maple Story’s 13.2 million subscribers.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/video-games/video-game-news/8917684/Hackers-leak-personal-details-of-13-million-South-Koreans.html

OpRobinHood: TeaMp0isoN and Anonymous

Online hack activist group Anonymous and Team Poison lunch operation Robin Hood which comes to attack all banking and financial facilities: “We are going to take what belongs to us. The Banks have thrown people out on the streets with corrupted actions. When the poor steals, it’s considered violence, but when the banks steal from us, it’s called business.” Anonymous and Team Poison statement

http://anoncentral.tumblr.com/post/13453268660/oprobinhood-teamp0ison-and-anonymous-hello-we

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