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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: http://www.net-security.org/malware_news.php?id=2451

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: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/040113-ransomware-leverages-victims-browser-histories-268264.html

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: http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/has-anyone-seen-missing-scroll-bar-phony-flash-update-redirects-malware-032913

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: http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Security-fix-leads-to-PostgreSQL-lock-down-1832846.html

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: http://www.scmagazine.com/buggy-diy-botnet-tool-leaks-in-blackmarket/article/286722/

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