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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on July 25, 2013

July 24, Softpedia – (International) Syrian Electronic Army hacks Viber, support page defaced. Members of the Syrian Electronic Army hacktivist group breached two minor systems belonging to Viber and defaced a support page. Viber stated that no sensitive information was stolen. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Syrian-Electronic-Army-Hacks-Viber-Support-Page-Defaced-370529.shtml

July 24, The Register – (International) Google Reader replacement ‘Old Reader’ crashes. RSS reader service The Old Reader became unavailable July 20 after several solid state drives (SSD) failed during an attempt to migrate to new servers. Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/07/24/google_reader_replacement
_old_reader_crashes/

July 24, Softpedia – (International) Simple Machines website hacked, database stolen. Open source community forum platform Simple Machines state that they were the victim of hacking July 20, with encrypted passwords for simplemachines.org stolen. Personal messages may also have been compromised. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Simple-Machines-Website-Hacked-Database-Stolen-370773.shtml

July 23, Softpedia – (International) Indonesia passes the US when it comes to attack traffic, Akamai says. Akamai’s first quarter 2013 State of the Internet Report found that most attack traffic came from China, with Indonesia supplanting the U.S. for the second highest amount of attack traffic, among other findings. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Indonesia-Passes-the-US-When-It-Comes-to-Attack-Traffic-Akamai-Says-370365.shtml

July 23, Dark Reading – (International) ‘Next big’ banking trojan spotted in cybercrime underground. Researchers at RSA found the first new banking trojan since Citadel for sale on underweb forums, named KINS. The KINS toolkit is available for sale at $5,000 in standard form, contains several advanced features and add-ons, and shares some similarities to past trojans. Source: http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerability/next-big-banking-trojan-spotted-in-cyber/240158792

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