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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on June 4, 2013

June 3, Softpedia – (International) DNSimple hit by major DDOS attack. Hosted DNS service DNSimple reported coming under a large distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack May 31, and that it continued to be under attack June 3. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/DNSimple-Hit-by-Major-DDOS-Attack-6-3-2013-358037.shtml

June 3, SC Magazine – (International) DDoS sends EVE Online offline. Massively multiplayer games EVE Online and DUST 514 were knocked offline due to a massive, sustained distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack beginning June 2. Source: http://www.scmagazine.com.au/News/345389,ddos-sends-eve-online-offline.aspx

June 3, Softpedia – (International) Financial exchange platform hit by 167 Gbps DNS reflection DDOS attack. Prolexic revealed that a financial exchange platform that is a client of the company experienced the largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack in Prolexic’s history that peaked at 167 Gbps May 27. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Financial-Exchange-Platform-Hit-by-167-Gbps-DNS-Reflection-DDOS-Attack-357802.shtml

June 3, Softpedia – (International) Experts observe increase in Red Kit exploit kit activity.Researchers at Zscaler noted an increase in the number of Web sites compromised by the Red Kit exploit kit. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Experts-Observe-Increase-in-Red-Kit-Exploit-Kit-Activity-357863.shtml

June 1, V3.co.uk – (International) Hackers’ Citadel and Koobface trojans pose major threats to business data. McAfee’s Q1 2013 Threat Report listed new versions of the Citadel and Koobface trojans as two of the biggest threats to businesses, among other findings. Source: http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2272303/hackers-citadel-and-koobface-trojans-pose-major-threats-to-business-data

 

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