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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on May 9, 2013

May 8, Softpedia – (International) OpUSA: Fake leaks, small website defacements, and “pedestrian” DDOS attacks. The “OpUSA” campaign of attacks against U.S. Web sites organized by various groups claiming the Anonymous label appears to have caused only minor damage or disruption, according to researchers. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/OpUSA-Fake-Leaks-Small-Website-Defacements-and-Pedestrian-DDOS-Attacks-351613.shtml

May 8, IDG News Service – (International) Stealthy Web server malware spreads further. The Linux/Cdorked malware found infecting Apache Web servers continues to spread via an unknown means, with new versions found that are engineered for widely used Lighttpd and NGINX servers. Source: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9239003/Stealthy_Web_server_malware_spreads_further

May 8, Threatpost – (International) Old IE attack finds its way into Cool Exploit Kit. Microsoft reported that the Cool Exploit Kit has been updated to include an Internet Explorer (IE) vulnerability that was patched in June 2012, as well as Adobe Reader and Flash vulnerabilities. Source: http://threatpost.com/old-ie-attack-finds-its-way-into-cool-exploit-kit/

May 7, The H – (International) NGINX patches major security flaw. The developers of NGINX released updated stable and development versions, closing a major security vulnerability that can allow arbitrary code execution. Source: http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/NGINX-patches-major-security-flaw-1858438.html

May 7, The H – (International) Hackers gain access to all .edu domains. The Hack the Planet (HTP) hacker group disclosed vulnerabilities in the MoinMoin wiki system and Adobe Cold Fusion that the group used in past attacks against Linode and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Source: http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Hackers-gain-access-to-all-edu-domains-1858471.html

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