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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on June 21, 2013

June 20, IDG News Service – (International) LinkedIn outage prompts security concerns. LinkedIn reported that it experienced an outage for several hours June 19 due to an unspecified domain name system (DNS) issue caused by human error. Source:

June 20, Softpedia – (International) Domain name registrar Moniker hacked, users forced to change passwords. Domain name registrar Moniker notified customers that it discovered and blocked suspicious activity on its network, but did not find evidence that domains or personal information was affected. Moniker advised users to change their passwords as a precaution. Source:

June 20, IDG News Service – (International) Best Buy recalls 5,100 MacBook Pro replacement batteries after reports of fire. Best Buy announced a recall of around 5,100 ATG lithium-ion batteries for MacBook Pro laptops after reports of batteries catching fire. Source:

June 20, IDG News Service – (International) Sony pulls PS3 update after complaints it bricks consoles. Sony Computer Entertainment pulled a firmware update for PlayStation 3 (PS3) gaming consoles after users reported that the update could render the consoles inoperable. Source:

June 19, Computerworld – (International) The panic is over. Facebook is back up. Some Facebook users experienced an outage for about 4 hours June 18, followed by a shorter disruption June 19 before the social networking site returned to normal. Source:

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