Threatpost News Wrap, January 29, 2016

Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week, including the latest on the BlackEnergy APT Group, Amazon getting into the SSL certificate game, and government agencies being told to audit their systems for the Juniper backdoor.

Confidential Information about the nation’s nuclear
stockpile could be at risk according to an audit of Lawrence
Livermore National Laboratory issued by the Department of Energy (DOE) earlier
this week.

The audit (.PDF) found the government-funded Bay Area-lab failed to effectively implement its security system. Three of four security plans reviewed were
incomplete and some system changes made within the lab were done without the consent of federal officials.

a hack of systems belonging to online publishing giant Gawker Media that yielded more than one million passwords,
the online media company’s chief technology officer has announced new defense strategies
aimed at placating their users and preventing further
humiliating data breaches.

A new scam has been circulating the internet lately that aims to swindle Amazon sellers by generating fake receipts. Amazon Receipt Generator, an executable file, has been making the rounds on hacking forums for the last few months.

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