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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on April 30, 2013

April 29, Help Net Security – (International) Sophisticated Apache backdoor in the wild. A sophisticated Apache backdoor dubbed “Linux/Cdorked.A” being used to redirect traffic to Web sites hosting the Blackhole exploit kit was found and analyzed by researchers at ESET and Sucuri. Source:

April 29, The H – (International) Hackers access personal data of 50 million LivingSocial users. The operators of LivingSocial contacted about 50 million customers and asked them to change their passwords after attackers may have compromised encrypted passwords and personal information. Source:

April 29, Softpedia – (International) 11 “Guardian” Twitter accounts hijacked by Syrian Electronic Army. Members of the Syrian Electronic Army hacktivist group hijacked several Twitter accounts belonging to the U.K. newspaper The Guardian using phishing emails to gather the information needed. Source:

April 29, Softpedia – (International) Umbraco developers warn users of severe vulnerability in integration Web services. The developers of the Umbraco content management service alerted customers to a vulnerability in the platform’s integration Web services affecting all versions. Source:

April 29, Computerworld – (International) McAfee spots Adobe Reader PDFtracking flaw. McAfee researchers found a security flaw in Adobe Reader that can show when a user opened a document and where the file is located on users’ systems. Source:

April 26, Krebs on Security – (International) Dutchman arrested in Spamhaus DDoS. A Dutch national was arrested by authorities in Spain in connection with the massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against Spamhaus in March. Source:

April 26, SC Magazine – (International) Travnet trojan compresses files to send more info to data thieves. A new trojan dubbed “Travnet” was spotted by researchers being used in a targeted operation. The malware can gather user information and steal files by compressing them and then sending them back to botnet operators. Source:

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