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NOCO 2600 in the new year

This coming weekend is a event called “March for Science”. In an era that plays fast and loose with facts, and has an active agenda to bury evidence, someone needs to stand up for the sciences. Take a look at the link below.
Maybe I’ll see you there!

Turnout has been great at all of the meetings this year. Many new faces. The new format for the meetings has worked out well. There may be a great many IT professionals in the group, but anyone is welcome. We encourage open minds, and the questioning of security and privacy. Get involved!

Don’t forget DC970 will have a Capture the Flag (CTF) event this Thursday night. https://dc970.org/2017/04/ctf-night/

We’re changing locations!

by IceQUICK 1 Comment

After three years in the Loveland (actually Johnstown) Starbucks, we’ve decided to make a change.

Starting next month, we’ll be meeting in a south Fort Collins DazBog coffee house instead (link to address to follow).

Be sure to tell the other members of the change when your bump into them around town.

See you there!

IceQUICK

Russian Hackers disguise Kelihos bot as Anti-Government Software

Russian Hackers are spreading the Kelihos Trojan leading victims into believing that it is a software to hit Western Governments.

Kelihos botnet is still active and exploited by the cybercrime ecosystem to monetize its effort as discovered by security experts at Bitdefender. Cyber criminals have a single purpose, to earn money by any means, for this reason it is not surprising that Russian hackers are riding the interest on the conflict in Ukraine to serve malware via links found in spam emails purporting to support the Russian cause.

 

Russian Hackers disguise Kelihos bot as Anti-Government Software

After Impressive Emergency Landing, Harrier Jet Requires Tender 3D Printed Care

To get the jet repaired and back into the fleet as quickly as possible, technicians on the Bataan and designers at Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) at Marine Corps Air Station in Cherry Point, North Carolina 3D printed specialty forming tools to aid in the replacement of the jet’s damaged part.  First, FRCE aerospace engineer, Doug Greenwood, worked with a team aboard the Bataan to remove the Harrier’s nose cone to assess the situation inside.  Greenwood explains, “The hard landing damaged a portion of one of the structural frames in the nose cone.”

 

http://3dprintingindustry.com/2014/08/23/impressive-emergency-landing-harrier-jet-requires-tender-3d-printed-care/

CryptoWall Collects $1M+ in Six Months

The family of file-encrypting ransomware known as CryptoWall is proliferating quickly, with more than $1 million paid in ransoms to date. Though it became well-known in the first quarter of 2014, researchers believe that the malware is now accelerating to become the largest and most destructive ransomware threat on the internet.

http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/cryptowall-snowballs-collecting-1m/

 

DEF CON Group (DC970) Reborn–Again!

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Re-posted from from the DC970 Subreddit: http://reddit.com/r/dc970/

IceQUICK

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A little over a year ago, the DC970 group was revived. The domain name (dc970.org) had expired and the organizer could not be contacted. Regardless of how long the group was offline, it was time to get it started back up.

The domain name was quickly registered, and for the past year, DC970 has been united with the local 2600 group. The past 12 months have been a success, and with the exception of the meeting that landed on DEF CON weekend, meetings had attendance each month. It’s now time to take it to the next level!

This month the two meetings will separate. NoCo2600 will stay at it’s current location in Loveland/Johnstown and DC970 will move up to Fort Collins. Please post a reply if you have a suggestion for a good location to meet up.

For information on the meeting times and locations, check back with http://dc970.org !

Cheers!

PolyDOS and the DC970 gang