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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on March 21, 2013

March 20, The Register – (International) South Korean TV and banks paralysed in disk-wipe cyber-blitz. Several South Korean TV stations and banks were hit by a cyberattack that caused computers on their networks to crash, be unable to be restarted, and flash error messages. Online banking and ATMs were also affected. Source:

March 20, – (International) LinkedIn suffers mysterious service outage. Professional social networking site LinkedIn suffered an unexplained outage March 20. Source:

March 20, IDG News Service – (International) Microsoft: Hackers obtained high profile Xbox Live accounts. Microsoft reported that several Xbox Live accounts of current and former employees were compromised using social engineering techniques to obtain access. Source:

March 19, Help Net Security – (International) Massive Chameleon botnet steals $6M per month from advertisers. Researchers uncovered a sophisticated botnet dubbed “Chameleon” that uses over 120,000 hosts in the U.S. to perform click fraud. Source:

March 19, Threatpost – (International) T-Mobile Wi-Fi calling feature susceptible to man-in-the-middle snooping. T-Mobile released a patch March 18 to close a vulnerability that could allow man-in-the-middle (MiTM) attacks through T-Mobile devices’ Wi-Fi Calling feature. Source:

March 19, Threatpost – (International) Ruby on Rails patches DoS, XSS vulnerabilities. The developers of Ruby on Rails released patches to close vulnerabilities that could have allowed denial of service (DoS) attacks and crosssite scripting (XSS) injections. Source:

March 19, eWeek – (International) Google pays $40,000 for partial Chrome OS exploit. Google awarded a researcher who participated in the Pwnium 3 contest $40,000 for uncovering a partial exploit of Chrome OS that contained a string of bugs that but did not produce an end-to-end exploit. Source:

March 19, Softpedia – (International) Uracto malware hidden in at least 10 Android apps, Symantec finds. Researchers at Symantec found that the Uracto malware targeting Japanese users was seen in 10 different apps, has multiple variants, and appears to be created by the same group or developer as two other pieces of malware. Source:

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