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THE IMPORTANCE OF PATCHING
Hackers need less than 2 weeks to incorporate a tool to exploit the latest vulnerability into their toolkit for proliferation. Exploit kit creators and operators build exploit for patched vulnerabilities because they count on the fact that a large number of users don't frequently update their software.
HACKER SELLING LINKED-IN ACCOUNTS
More than 167 Million records are put up for sale at a dark market site. These records are likely from the Linked-in data breach of 2012 and the breach was assessed to be of 6.5 Million records at that time.
VIETNAM BANK STOPPED FRAUDULENT SWIFT TRANSFER
A Vietnamese bank managed to stop a fraudulent transaction conducted through the SWIFT messaging system totaling more than US $1 million. Portions of the code used in the attacks on Tien Phong Bank and the Bangladesh Central Bank bears similarities to the code used in the attack against Sony Pictures in 2014.
SWIFT SAYS USERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CYBERSECURITY
SWIFT has rejected allegations that it was responsible for the theft of US $81 million from the Bangladesh Bank. Officials at that bank maintained that SWIFT technicians created vulnerabilities when they connected the SWIFT messaging system to a real-time gross settlement system. In a May 3 letter, SWIFT told its users that they that they are responsible for the security of their own computers, noting "SWIFT is not, and cannot, be responsible for your decision to select, implement (and maintain) firewalls, nor the proper segregation of your internal networks."
9.3.2 iOS UPDATE
Apple has updated iOS to version 9.3.2. The newest version of the mobile operating system addresses dozens of vulnerabilities, including one that could be exploited through Siri to gain access to personal data on a device. The update also fixes several flaws that could be exploited to allow remote code execution.