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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: http://news.softpedia.com/news/LinkedIn-Outage-Caused-by-DDOS-Attack-on-Network-Solutions-362473.shtml

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: http://news.softpedia.com/news/PoisonIvy-Variant-Abuses-Legitimate-Application-as-Loader-362696.shtml

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: http://www.scmagazine.com/ios-device-default-hotspot-passwords-easy-to-crack/article/299726/

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