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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on April 12, 2013

April 11, The Register – (International) AMI PC firmware upgrades scare: The global security meltdown that wasn’t. American Megatrends Inc (AMI) stated that – 10 – the firmware update signing key found by researchers on an open server along with the source code to the firmware was a default test key. Source:

April 11, Help Net Security – (International) ZeroAccess Bitcoin botnet shows no signs of slowing. Research by FortiGuard Labs found that the biggest threat in the past quarter came from the ZeroAccess Bitcoin mining malware, among other findings in their report. Source:

April 11, – (International) Gaming company certificates stolen and used to attack activists, others. Kaspersky Lab researchers found that at least 35 gaming developers had their systems compromised in the past year and a half, with digital certificates stolen and used in others attacks. Source code was also stolen to attempt to artificially increase in-game currencies.

April 10, Help Net Security – (International) Hijacking airplanes with an Android phone. A security consultant from n.runs AG in Germany demonstrated the ability to take complete control of commercial aircraft by taking advantage of two new technologies and by creating an exploit framework (SIMON) and an Android app (PlaneSploit) that delivers attack messages to an aircraft’s Flight Management Systems. Source:

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