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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on April 22, 2013

April 19, Softpedia – (International) OpGabon: Gabon Ministry of Justice, other government sites attacked by Anonymous. Members of a hacktivist group have disrupted a number of Web sites that belong to the government of Gabon by distributing DDoS attacks. A few participants attempted to utilize a web-based DDoS attack tool to send large amounts of packets in an effort to render the sites inoperable.Source:

April 19, Softpedia – (International) Reddit disrupted by DDOS attack – 4/19/2013. Representatives from Reddit announced the site was the target of a DDoS attack that disrupted service and they are working to mitigate the incident. Source:

April 19, The H – (International) Facebook closes cross-site scripting holes. Facebook closed a number of cross-site scripting (XSS) holes that were discovered by a security firm after they determined the social media site was vulnerable to attack through their chat feature as well as their check-in and messenger for Windows components. Source:

April 19, Softpedia – (International) Hackers deface Google Kyrgyzstan and Google Bosnia and Herzegovina. Two hackers have defaced Google Kyrgyzstan and Google Bosnia Herzegovina along with several of their .kg and .ba domains. By breaching the country’s domain registrar, cybercriminals can make it seem as though they have breached a large number of high-profile Web sites. Source:

April 19, Softpedia – (International) Websites of 8 US organizations hacked for OpUSA. A hacktivist group is taking credit for defacing 8 U.S. organizations’ Web sites as part of their campaign to go after establishments with ties to the government. Some of the sites have been restored while others were taken offline. Source:

April 18, Softpedia – (International) Cybercriminals use fake TPG Telecom notifications to spread ZeuS variant. Kaspersky published a spam report and detailed an email campaign that utilizes the Australian telecom company TPG Telecom to distribute a variant of the ZeuS Trojan through an attachment. Source:

April 18, IDG News Service – (International) Russian malware mines bitcoins through botnet. Researchers from a security firm determined a Russian porn site is delivering the malware Fareit to mine victims’ bitcoins while attacking the computer and looking for vulnerabilities upon visiting a Web site. The malware has been circulating for at least 6 months and infects Windows computers. Source:

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