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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on March 29, 2013

March 28, Threatpost – (International) Critical flaw threatens millions of BIND servers. A vulnerability in BIND 9.7, 9.8, and 9.9 for Unix could allow attackers to knock DNS servers offline or compromise applications running on them. BIND released a patch for the vulnerability and recommended that users install it immediately. Source: 

March 28, Network World – (International) Evernote account used to deliver instructions to malware. Researchers at Trend Micro identified a piece of malware dubbed “BKDR_VERNOT.A” that receives instructions from and deposits stolen information to an Evernote account to avoid detection. Source:

March 28, The H – (International) Many S3 buckets leak corporate data. A researcher at Rapid 7 found sensitive files exposed to the Internet in Amazon’s Simple Storage System (S3) cloud service due to users improperly configuring the service. Source:

March 27, eWeek – (International) Largest-ever DDoS campaign demonstrates danger of new attack method. A massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) campaign targeting anti-spam organization Spamhaus reached 300 GB per second, illustrating how use of open recursive resolvers can amplify the power of DDoS attacks. Source: 

March 27, Associated Press – (International) Egypt: Divers caught while cutting Internet cable. Authorities in Egypt arrested three individuals with diving gear as they attempted to cut a major undersea Internet cable. Damage from the attempt slowed connections from Egypt to India. Source:

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