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2017-06-14 | Hidden Cobra, Cybering Up, and DMA attack software

Wednesday, June 14

Hump day is here - make it a great one!


  • Hidden Cobra is North Korea’s DDoS Botnet Infrastructure. In a joint technical alert (TA17-164A) the DHS and FBI describe the tools and infrastructure used by cyber actors of the North Korean government and include solutions and mitigation strategies. They steer clear of the APT tag, however.


  • Unsecured DB instance [34 upvotes] - $5,000 bounty for this report to Pornhub by @cyber-guard. Vulnerable OrientDB server instances were found to be vulnerable to script based remote code execution leading to privilege escalation.

  • DOM Based XSS In [6 upvotes] - no bounty for this report to WordPress by @pabster. Good example of great communication: Triager: “this is a duplicate”, Hacker: “em, no it’s not and here’s why”, Triager: “doh, you’re right, sorry I missed that!”

Notables and interesting partially disclosed bugs: @fildescriptor nabbed a $7K+ bounty from Twitter, @wplus got $1K for their report to Snapchat, and Shopify-Scripts awarded over $4,000 in bounties yesterday.

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  • The Mother of All Skimmers #infosec #carders - @x0rz



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