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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: http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/critical-flaw-threatens-millions-bind-servers-032813 

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: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/032813-evernote-account-used-to-deliver-268178.html

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: http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Many-S3-buckets-leak-corporate-data-1832034.html

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: http://www.eweek.com/security/largest-ever-ddos-campaign-demonstrates-danger-of-new-attack-method/ 

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: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/03/27/3309991/egypt-divers-caught-while-cutting.html

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