CyberSecurity Pulse 2016-10-27
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Why Today It Is So Important to Achieve Full Operational Capabilities in Cybersecurity
The German Parliament Passes Controversial a Surveillance Law
The German Parliament last week approved a controversial espionage law that theoretically will tighten oversight of the BND intelligence agency, but that according to privacy advocates will give more power to the authorities. The experts focused their critic on a controversial clause of the law that allows the BND to eavesdrop communications of foreign organizations and individuals on German soil and abroad that is in transit through a major internet exchange point in Frankfurt.
Online Gambling Probed by UK Competition Watchdog
The UK’s online gambling industry is being investigated by the country’s competition watchdog to test whether millions of customers are being treated fairly. The Competitions and Markets Authority has stepped in after the Gambling Commission raised concerns about a raft of potential breaches of consumer law, including misleading promotions and unfair terms being used by firms to block players’ payouts. The move follows a series of complaints from punters, who claimed that certain sites are deliberately making their terms obscure, and payouts harder to come by.
Rest of the Week´s News
Revamped GM Bot Mobile Banking Malware Spotted in the Wild
IBM X-Force detected a recently updated version of the GM Bot mobile banking malware designed to deploy on Android 6 operating systems and bypass new security applied to the platform. Android officially released this Marshmallow OS, code-named M, in October 2015. The GM Bot version analyzed can work on all Android versions up to the Marshmallow distribution.
Researchers Gain Root Access to Android Devices Using Rowhammer Attacks
An international team of researchers has developed an exploit to root access Android phones made by LG, Samsung and Motorola using Rowhammer hardware attacks. The attacks allow threat actors to manipulate data stored in memory chips and relies on the predictable memory reuse patterns of standard physical memory allocators.
Cellebrite Digital Forensics Tools Leaked Online by a Reseller
Cellebrite is an Israeli firm that designs digital forensics tools that are used by law enforcement and intelligence agencies to examine mobile devices in investigations. Now, the Cellebrite hacking firmware has been leaked online by one of its resellers, the McSira Professional Solutions.