A Week in Security Jun 29 – Jul 5

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  • Banking malware sniffs out data sent over HTTPS. Our friends at Trend Micro discovered a banking Trojan capable of intercepting and capturing data even when transferred securely. Its name is Emotet. (Source: Help Net Security)
  • Microsoft Darkens 4M Sites in Malware Fight. What was supposed to be a switching off of 2,000 selected malicious sites by Microsoft became an ISP-wide blackout, all in the name of security. Even legitimate domains using services of no-ip.com were affected by this supposed take-down. (Source: Kebs on Security)
  • Active malware operation let attackers sabotage US energy industry. “Researchers have uncovered a malware campaign that gave attackers the ability to sabotage the operations of energy grid owners, electricity generation firms, petroleum pipelines, and industrial equipment providers.” (Source: Ars Technica)

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