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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on August 21, 2013

August 20, V3.co.uk – (International) Amazon outage: US and Canada service fail takes down 82 domains. Amazon experienced an outage August 19 affecting its Web sites in the U.S. and Canada for almost half an hour. Source: http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2289922/amazon-outage-us-and-canada-service-fail-takes-down-82-domains

August 20, Threatpost – (International) Sirefef malware found using Unicode right-to-left override technique. A variant of the Sirefef malware was found to be using a known Unicode right-to-left technique to disguise entries in infected machines’ registries as legitimate ones. Source: http://threatpost.com/sirefef-malware-found-using-unicode-right-to-left-override-technique/102033

August 19, IDG News Service – (International) Attackers use Ramnit malware to target Steam users. Trusteer researchers found a new variant of the Ramnit financial malware being used to steal login credentials for the Steam gaming service. Source: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/081913-attackers-use-ramnit-malware-to-272961.html

August 19, Threatpost – (International) Microsoft reissues MS13-066 Windows Server patch. Microsoft reissued an August security patch for Windows Server 2008 after correcting a regression issue that could cause some servers to stop working. Source: http://threatpost.com/microsoft-reissues-ms13-066-windows-server-patch/102029

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