Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Hacking of Clinton Foundation

Timothy Sedlak, a 43 years old man from Florida pleaded guilty on Thursday for attempted hacking of the Clinton Foundation. Sedlak was arrested in 2015 and according to the prosecutors, he launched about 390,000 unsuccessful attempts on the charitable organization's computer network. The police also discovered files of child pornography on his computer and he was sentenced to 42years of imprisonment, separately, by Orlando court

Describing himself as a private investigator, Timothy stated that he was searching whether charities were used to fund Islamic militant groups.

During the proceeding, the prosecutors did not mention the name of the New York-based charitable organization but Reuters managed to get a copy of the filing on February 3.

More can be read from Reuters Here!

Hard-to-Detect Malware Attacking Enterprise Networks

According to Kaspersky Lab's latest report, an "invisible" malware is spreading among banks, telecommunication companies and government agencies. This sophisticated worm uses legitimate system admin and security tools such as PowerShell, Metasploit and Mimikatz to inject malware into computer memory.

This particular malware was first discovered by the security team of a bank. They found a copy of Meterpreter on the physical memory of Microsoft domain controller. Forensic analysis reported that the Meterpreter code was downloaded and injected by using PowerShell commands. It was discovered that the NETSH utility was used for tunneling traffic from the victim's computer to the attacker's server. To run malicious PowerShell scripts, the attackers grabbed credentials from Service accounts with administrative privileges by using Mimikatz.

By now, over 140 enterprises in 40 countries have been affected by the new malware.

Source:[Securelist Blog]


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