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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on June 25, 2013

June 24, – (International) Android Fakedefender malware attacks Google smartphone and tablet users. Researchers at Sympantec discovered a new piece of ransomware affecting Android phones that poses as a legitimate security app, dubbed Android.Fakedefender. Source:

June 24, The H – (International) WordPress hardened with XSS, DoS and SSRF fixes. WordPress released an update to its open source blogging software that closes 12 bugs, 7 of which are security issues. The developers strongly encouraged all users to update to the new version. Source:

June 22, Softpedia – (International) DNS provider Zerigo hit by DDOS attack. Cloud-based DNS provider Zerigo was the target of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that took servers offline June 21. Source:

June 22, Softpedia – (International) DirtJumper malware version dubbed “Drive” sports powerful DDOS engine. Researchers at Arbor Networks identified a new variant of the DirtJumper malware dubbed “Drive” with much more powerful distributed denial of service (DDoS) capabilities. It has been observed in attacks against commercial and financial targets. Source:

June 21, The Register – (International) Facebook bug leaks contact info of 6 million users. An error in Facebook’s Download Your Information (DYI) tool caused the contact information of potential contacts to be associated with other users’ data, which would be downloaded along with an individual user’s information through the tool. Source:

June 21, Help Net Security – (International) Phishing attacks impacted 37.3 million users last year. Research from Kaspersky Lab found that phishing attacks increased 87
percent in 2012, affecting 37.3 million users. Source:

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