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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on May 13, 2013

May 10, Softpedia – (International) Winnti backdoor created with Aheadlib to mimic legitimate system library. Researchers at Trend Micro found a new Winnti malware family backdoor dubbed “Bkdr_Tengo.A” which was built with Aheadlib in an attempt to make the malware appear to be a legitimate system library. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Winnti-Backdoor-Created-with-Aheadlib-to-Mimic-Legitimate-System-Library-352240.shtml

May 10, Help Net Security – (International) Hijacking Facebook accounts via expired Hotmail accounts.Researchers at Rutgers University found that Facebook accounts can be hijacked by requesting automatically retired Hotmail email accounts to be assigned to a new user, and then using Facebook’s password reset function. Source: http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=14892

May 9, Softpedia – (National) Higher education and research community warned about DDOS attack abusing their systems. The Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center warned higher education communities to ensure their open domain naming system (DNS) configurations prevent hackers from abusing them for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, warning that these types of attacks have grown within the past year. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Higher-Education-and-Research-Community-Warned-About-DDOS-Attacks-Abusing-Their-Systems-351901.shtml

 

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