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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on June 24, 2013

June 21, Softpedia – (International) LinkedIn outage caused by DDOS attack on Network Solutions. Cisco researchers found that cybercriminals indirectly caused a LinkedIn outage June 19 when they launched a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against Network Solutions. Source:

June 21, Softpedia – (International) PoisonIvy variant abuses legitimate application as loader. Researchers at Trend Micro detected a new variant of the PoisonIvy remote access trojan (RAT), identified as BKDR_POISON.BTA, utilizes the legitimate VMware Network Install Library executable to load. Source:

June 20, SC Magazine – (International) iOS device default hotspot passwords easy to crack. Researchers at a German university published a paper that found that the default passwords for mobile hotspots in Apple’s iOS mobile operating system are limited and easy to crack. Source:

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