Meet the Nu-Nerds These College-Age Hackers Will Soon Shape Our Future

LinuxSecurity.com: Google the words “David Dworken” and you’ll find a picture of a teenager in an oversize gray suit shaking hands with former secretary of defense Ash Carter, along with a headline that reads: “Meet David Dworken, the Teenager Who Hacked the Pentagon.” Which is pure clickbait. Last spring, the Pentagon sponsored a “bug bounty,” inviting computer security enthusiasts to dig into Defense.gov, DoDLive, and a few of its other public-facing websites.

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FIN7 Evolution and the Phishing LNK

LinuxSecurity.com: FIN7 is a financially-motivated threat group that has been associated with malicious operations dating back to late 2015. FIN7 is referred to by many vendors as “Carbanak Group”, although we do not equate all usage of the CARBANAK backdoor with FIN7. FireEye recently observed a FIN7 spear phishing campaign targeting personnel involved with United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings at various organizations.

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