Weekly Executive Summary for Week Ending February 14, 2016

By John Atienza on February 16, 2016

Targeted Industries

  • Information Technology
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Social Networks
  • Software
  • Consumer Goods

Active Threats

  • Anonymous
  • APT28 Pawn Storm – Tsar Team
  • Carbanak
  • AnonGh0st
  • CtrlSec

Here are the top cybersecurity stories this past week.

Police authorities in the UK have apprehended the teenage hacker known as Cracka. Cracka is the leader of the hacktivist group called “Crackas With Attitude.”
The hacking group is suspected of breaking into CIA Director John Brennan’s AOL email account and dumping data belonging to the Department of Homeland Security.
In other news, someone is using malicious advertising on the TMZ news site to spread malware. As soon as the victim clicks on the advertisement the website redirects
to a malicious domain where a drive by download takes place. Soon the victim’s computer has been compromised.


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