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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on March 13, 2013

March 12, V3.co.uk – (International) Andromeda botnet resurfaces spreading malware in spam emails. The Andromeda botnet has returned from inactivity to spread spam containing malware and malicious links, researchers reported. Source: http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2254069/andromeda-botnet-resurfaces-spreading-malware-in-spam-emails

March 12, Help Net Security – (International) Zoosk asks users to reset passwords following mass leak. The online dating Web site Zoosk asked some users to change their passwords after a large password dump was posted online containing Zoosk passwords, among others. Source: http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=14581

March 12, Softpedia – (International) Pop-up browser flaw allows hackers to bypass lock screen on Samsung phones – video. A researcher uncovered a method to unlock Samsung Note II and Galaxy S III phones, the third similar bypass method revealed in recent weeks. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Pop-Up-Browser-Flaw-Allows-Hackers-to-Bypass-Lock-Screen-on-Samsung-Phones-Video-336604.shtml

March 11, Threatpost – (International) HP, CERT warn of critical hole in LaserJet printers. HP and DHS’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) warned that some LaserJet printers manufactured by Hewlett-Packard (HP) have a security vulnerability that could allow remote data access to attackers. Source: http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/hp-cert-warn-critical-hole-laserjet-printers-031113

March 11, Information Age – (International) Dallas is the phishing capital of the world, PhD finds. A University of Twente student and computer scientist found that Internet service providers (ISPs) based in the U.S. channel the bulk of phishing attacks worldwide, and that ISPs based in Dallas carry more than any other city. Source: http://www.information-age.com/technology/security/123456879/dallas-is-the-phishing-capital-of-the-world–phd-finds

March 11, V3.co.uk – (International) Miniduke malware linked to Java and Internet Explorer 8 exploits. Researchers found that the Miniduke cyberespionage campaign used exploits for Java and Internet Explorer (IS) 8 to infect target computers. Source: http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2253938/miniduke-malware-linked-to-java-and-internet-explorer-8-exploits

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