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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on August 1, 2013

July 31, SC Magazine – (International) Ubuntu forums back online after attack analysis reveals XSS tactic. The Ubuntu user forums returned to service July 30 after an attacker accessed a moderator account, post announcements, and private messages. The attacker was believed to have used a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack to gain access. Source:

July 30, IDG News Service – (International) Bogus Chrome, Firefox extensions pilfer social media accounts. Trend Micro researchers discovered two malicious browser extensions for Chrome and Firefox that can hijack Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ accounts if installed. Source:

July 30, Network World – (International) Shorter, higher-speed DDoS attacks on the rise, Arbor Networks says. Arbor Networks released statistics on distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack and found that the speed of DDoS attacks increased over those in 2012, but that 86 percent of attacks lasted less than 1 hour, among other findings. Source:

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