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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on April 17, 2013

April 16, The H – (International) Attackers gain access to Linode customer data. Hosting company Linode provided details of an attack on its servers, stating that attackers gained access to one of its Web servers as well as part of its backend code and customer database. Source:

April 16, IDG News Service – (International) Symantec report finds small businesses battered by cybercrime. Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report 2013 found that small businesses are increasingly the targets of cyberattacks due to typically less-secure systems and to serve as a foothold for access to larger companies’ systems. Source:

April 15, Softpedia – (International) Trojan downloader Nenim deletes components to prevent analysis. Microsoft Malware Protection Center researchers found and analyzed a trojan known as TrojanDownloader:Win32/Nenim.gen!A that downloads two components used to infect other devices and steal passwords, then deletes the components in a way that makes them unrecoverable, preventing analysis. Source:

April 15, Softpedia – (International) Several hacktivist groups to join forces for OpUSA on May 7. Several hacktivist groups that took part in attacks on Israeli Web sites under the name OpIsrael announced their intentions to target the U.S. with cyberattacks May 7. Source:

April 15, Threatpost – (International) Google fixes three high-risk flaws in Chrome OS. Google announced fixes for four vulnerabilities in its Chrome OS that could have been used for code execution. Source:

April 15, The H – (International) Security hole can damage heating systems. The ecoPower 1.0 central heating and power system manufactured by German company Valiant was found to have a security vulnerability that could allow attackers to remotely access user and technician functions that could be used to damage the system and alter climate control settings.

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