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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on March 25, 2013

March 22, Softpedia – (International) Yahoo, LinkedIn, Twitter accounts vulnerable to session fixation attacks. A security researcher identified a vulnerability that could allow cybercriminals to launch session fixation attacks and gain access to users’ accounts. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Yahoo-LinkedIn-Twitter-Accounts-Vulnerable-to-Session-Fixation-Attacks-Video-339448.shtml

March 22, IDG News Service – (International) Google Drive hit by three outages this week. Google Drive experienced three service interruptions the week of March 18, preventing users from accessing files during the interruptions. Source: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9237831/Google_Drive_hit_by_three_outages_this_week 

March 22, Softpedia – (International) Security hole in control panels of UK registrars led to domain hijacking. About 300 domains were stolen from U.K. registrar 123-Reg by attackers exploiting a vulnerability in the service’s Web hosting control panel that allowed users with an account to access other accounts. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Security-Hole-in-Control-Panels-of-UK-Registrars-Led-to-Domain-Hijacking-339475.shtml

March 22, Softpedia – (International) PyCon incident: Two people fired, DDOS attack launched against SendGrid site. SendGrid’s Web site was targeted by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack after an incident by a former employee at a conference drew the attention of social media users and a self-professed Anonymous group. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/PyCon-Incident-Two-People-Fired-DDOS-Attack-Launched-Against-SendGrid-Site-339407.shtml

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