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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on April 3, 2013

April 2, Help Net Security – (International) Trojan phishes for credit card info through fake Facebook page. Trend Micro researchers identified a trojan dubbed “TSPY_MINOCDO.A” that, once installed, redirects victims trying to access Facebook and presents them with a fake Facebook page designed to collect personal and financial information. Source:

April 1, IDG News Service – (International) Ransomware leverages victims’ browser histories for increased credibility. A new piece of ransomware dubbed “Kovter” uses information in a victim’s browser history to attempt to make itself look legitimate. Source:

March 29, Threatpost – (International) Has anyone seen a missing scroll bar? Phone Flash update redirects to malware. Microsoft received 70,000 reports of a fake Adobe Flash Player update that hides a trojan used for redirecting users’ Web session to an attack page. Source:

March 29, The H – (International) Security fix leads to PostgreSQL lock down. The developers of the open source PostgreSQL announced that they restricted access to the PostgreSQL repositories while the core committee fixes a security issue applied to the code. Source:

March 29, SC Magazine – (International) Buggy DIY botnet tool leaks in black market. A new botnet generation tool being sold for $10,000 was observed by a researcher on underground markets. However, the tool was considered buggy by users discussing it since it uses copied source code from other tools. Source:

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