The stereotypical hacker, regardless of hat color, is a smart, nerdy, computer wizard. And while many real-life hackers probably fit the bill, not all of them are smart or nerdy.\n\tFor example, this morning I mentioned 10 people nabbed this week for stealing $850 million by poaching on Facebook\u2019s turf. Atif Mushtaq, senior staff scientist for security vendor FireEye, doesn\u2019t think these guys are exactly Mensa material. In what is the ultimate understated hacker put down he said, "It looks like these guys aren't very good developers."\n\tSNAP!\n\tI have seen grown men turn in their pocket protectors and pre-taped reading glasses for less than that. On the bright side this means we can stop worrying about the lack of IT prowess in each successive class of college graduates.\u00a0\n\tOr can we? This week ExploitHub, whose motto is \u201cHelping security professionals test MORE vulnerabilities, FASTER,\u201d allowed a group calling itself the "Inj3ct0r Team" to test whether ExploitHub itself was vulnerable. The group quickly determined that it was.\n\tAs Computerworld\u2019s Jeremy Kirk reports,\n\t\n\t\t"The Inj3ct0r Team, which also runs its own vulnerability and exploit marketplace, posted descriptions of some of the data on a website, which included software products from major IT companies include Oracle, Adobe Systems, HP, Citrix and Trend Micro. The group claimed the information is worth $242,333 and said it hacked ExploitHub to show it had poor security."\n\n\tThe Austin-based ExploitHub said the hack was the result of an "embarrassing oversight." Can someone translate, "It looks like these guys aren't very good developers" into Texan for me?\n\tWait, I remember: You keep givin' 'em books and givin' 'em books and they keep chewin' on the covers.\n\tAlso in the news this week:\n\tDexter Malware Infects Point-of-Sale Systems Worldwide\n\t\n\t\t(CSO) -- Researchers from Israel-based IT security firm Seculert have uncovered a custom-made piece of malware that infected hundreds of point-of-sale (PoS) systems from businesses in 40 countries in the past few months and stole the data of tens of thousands of payment cards. The malware was dubbed Dexter after a text string found in some of its components and infected Windows-based PoS systems belonging to big-name retailers, hotels, restaurants and even private parking providers, Seculert researchers said Tuesday in a\u00a0blog post.\n\n\tAramco Says Cyberattack Was Aimed at Production\n\t\n\t\t(New York Times) -- Saudi Arabia\u2019s national oil company, Aramco, said on Sunday that a cyberattack against it in August that damaged some 30,000 computers was aimed at stopping oil and gas production in Saudi Arabia, the biggest exporter in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.\n\n\tNew Findings Lend Credence to Project Blitzkrieg\n\t\n\t\t(Krebs on Security) \u00a0-- \u00a0\u201cProject Blitzkrieg,\u201d a brazen Underweb plan for hiring 100 botmasters to fuel a blaze of ebanking heists against 30 U.S. financial institutions in the Spring of 2013, was met with skepticism from some in the security community after\u00a0news of the scheme came to light\u00a0in October. Many assumed it was a law enforcement sting, or merely the ramblings of a wannabe criminal mastermind. But new research suggests the crooks who hatched the plan were serious and have painstakingly built up a formidable crime machine in preparation for the project.\n\n\tBank of America Insider to Admit Planting Malware on ATMs\n\t\n\t\t(NakedSecurity) -- A worker at Bank of America is expected to plead guilty tomorrow to charges that he installed malware onto his employer\u2019s ATM cash machines that allowed him to withdraw cash without being noticed.\n\n\tCyber Attackers Seize, Encrypt and Ransom Medical Centre's Patient Database\n\t(NakedSecurity) --\u00a0The data-kidnappers are demanding $4,000 to release thousands of patient records belonging to the Miami Family Medical Centre on Australia's Gold Coast.\u00a0\n\tAustralian Defence Force Academy in stinkingly bad password breach\n\t(NakedSecurity) --\u00a0The Australian Defence Force Academy is the latest high-profile organisation to become embroiled in a data breach. The breach revealed names, birthdates, and some...well, some stinkingly bad passwords.\n\tRussian Space, Telecom Industries Targeted by Espionage\n\t\n\t\t(SCMagazine) -- The United States isn't the only nation in the crosshairs of cyber spies seeking sensitive information from various industries.