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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on April 8, 2013

April 5, Softpedia – (International) Scribd hacked, some users’ passwords possibly compromised. Digital documents library Scribd announced that it found and stopped suspicious activity on its network, but that less than one percent of users may have had their passwords compromised. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Scribd-Hacked-Some-Users-Passwords-Possibly-Compromised-343161.shtml

April 5, Threatpost – (International) Skype malware stealing victims processing power to mine Bitcoins. An ongoing Skype spam campaign that began April 4 infects users’ systems to perform Bitcoin ‘mining’, using large amounts of processing power to create the virtual currency. Source: http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/skype-malware-stealing-victims-processing-power-mine-bitcoins-040513

April 4, Threatpost – (International) Skype, Dropbox patch critical Facebook authentication bugs. Dropbox and Skype closed an open direct vulnerability that could have allowed an attacker to access and control a user’s Facebook account. Source: http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/skype-dropbox-patch-critical-facebook-authentication-bugs-040413

April 4, Softpedia – (International) In 92% of attacks ZIP files are used to deliver malware, FireEye study finds. FireEye released its Advanced Threat Report covering the latter half of 2012, detailing malware and methods of its distribution. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/In-92-of-Attacks-ZIP-Files-Are-Used-to-Deliver-Malware-FireEye-Study-Finds-342995.shtml 

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