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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on April 16, 2013

April 15, Softpedia – (International) Web hosting company Linode hacked, Seclist.org impacted. Linode, the Web hosting provider for Seclist.org, detected suspicious activity on its networks as attackers attempted to access the virtual private server (VPS) systems of Seclist.org. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Web-Hosting-Company-Linode-Hacked-Seclist-org-Impacted-345365.shtml

April 15, Threatpost – (International) Online poker rooms fraught with vulnerabilities. Findings published by two researchers found that many online poker Web sites whose clients rely on “skins” to design the gaming environment are vulnerable to attacks due to the Web site’s software updating infrastructure. Source: http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/online-poker-rooms-weighed-down-vulnerabilities-041213

April 12, Krebs on Security – (International) Brute force attacks build WordPress botnet. A growing series of brute force attacks against WordPress blogs appears to be designed to compromise servers and recruit them into a large botnet that is already comprised of over 90,000 servers. Source: http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/04/brute-force-attacks-build-wordpress-botnet/

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