SRG Monthly Security Bulletin

January 2019

Cyber Security

Feds Charge Three in Mass Seizure of Attack-for-hire Services

Authorities in the United States this week brought criminal hacking charges against three men as part of an unprecedented, international takedown targeting 15 different “booter” or “stresser” sites — attack-for-hire services that helped paying customers launch tens of thousands of digital sieges capable of knocking Web sites and entire network providers offline. Read more

IoT Bug Grants Access to Home Video Surveillance

Due to a shared Amazon S3 credential, all users of a certain model of the Guardzilla All-In-One Video Security System can view each other’s videos.

A vulnerability in the Guardzilla All-In-One Video Security System, an IoT-enabled home video surveillance system, lets all users view one another’s saved surveillance footage due to the design and implementation of Amazon S3 credentials inside the camera’s firmware. Read more

6 Ways to Anger Attackers on Your Network

When you see an attacker on your network, it’s understandable to want to give them a taste of their own medicine. But how can you effectively anger intruders when “hacking back” is illegal?

In fact, the biggest legal risks are violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), says Jason Straight, senior vice president and chief privacy officer at UnitedLex. And while businesses are dabbling in illegal activity, he advises against it. Read more

Protective Services

2 security guards injured in explosion at north Edmonton bank

Two security guards were injured by an explosion Thursday during an armed robbery inside a bank in north Edmonton. The security officers were delivering money to an ATM inside Scotiabank at 8140 160th Ave. at 2:10 a.m. MT when an “explosive device” was detonated, said Edmonton police Staff Sgt. Paul Czerwonka in an interview with CBC News. Read more

‘Absolutely disgusting’: Man guilty of assault after spitting on security guards at Raiders-Blades game

PRINCE ALBERT — A man in Saskatchewan has been given a nine-month conditional sentence after he spat on security guards at a Western Hockey League game before he was slapped in a police cell with a spit hood over his head. Read more