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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on May 31, 2013

May 30, The H – (International) Drupal.org compromised. Drupal.org’s security team discovered unauthorized access that exposed user names, countries, emails, and hashed passwords. Drupal.org reset all user passwords and was continuing to investigate to find out if other kinds of user information were also exposed. Source: http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Drupal-org-compromised-1873388.html

May 30, Softpedia – (International) Kelihos botnet used for “Only 24 hours left to shop” pharma spam campaign. Cisco researchers discovered a pharmaceuticals spam campaign using the Kelihos botnet. The campaign sends out massive amounts of spam instead of trying to bypass spam filters, and the site linked to in the emails uses various means to track users. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Kelihos-Botnet-Used-for-Only-24-Hours-Left-to-Shop-Pharma-Spam-Campaign-356997.shtml

May 30, Softpedia – (Illinois) University of Illinois computer science department hacked, abused by cybercriminals. A Russian hacktivist group is believed to be behind a malware campaign that targeted several machines from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois causing them to host malicious domains and IP addresses. The university was notified by a cyber expert that discovered the campaign. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/University-of-Illinois-Computer-Science-Department-Hacked-Abused-by-Cybercriminals-357135.shtml

May 29, SC Magazine – (International) “Beta Bot” marks the latest banking malware to hit the online underground. A researcher at RSA reported the discovery of a new financial and root access malware dubbed Beta Bot. The malware has been seen for sale on underground forums and appears to have been created by a skilled programmer. Source: http://www.scmagazine.com/beta-bot-marks-the-latest-banking-malware-to-hit-the-online-underground/article/295408/

 

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