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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on October 22, 2013

October 19, Softpedia – (International) Hackers access customer database of hair care company Ouidad. Ouidad notified customers that its user database was compromised by cybercriminals that obtained names, credit card numbers, CVV numbers, card expiration dates, contact and shipping information, and some usernames and passwords. Source:

October 21, – (International) Dropbox users hit with Zeus phishing trojan. Researchers at Appriver identified a phishing campaign targeting Dropbox users that claims a password was reset and then directs users to Web pages that offer to install a browser update that is actually a piece of Zeus malware. Source:

October 20, Computerworld – (International) Microsoft yanks Windows 8.1 update for Surface RT after ‘Blue Screen of Death’ reports. Microsoft pulled the Windows RT 8.1 update from its Windows Store October 18 after users reported that the update caused a ‘blue screen of death’ error message caused by corruption of the boot configuration data. Source:

October 19, Softpedia – (International) Fake Avaya voice message notifications carry malware. A researcher reported that fake Avaya voicemail notifications are being used to distribute a piece of malware that is currently not flagged as a threat by most antivirus services. Source:

October 18, Softpedia – (International) Sophos publishes Dirty Dozen spam report for Q3 2013. Sophos released its third quarter 2013 Dirty Dozen spam report showing which countries relay the most spam, with the U.S. continuing to be the largest spam-relaying country with 14.6 percent of spam by volume. Source:

October 18, Threatpost – (International) Apache Struts update fixes two vulnerabilities. A new version of Apache Struts was released, fixing an access control vulnerability and a parameter issue present in previous versions. Source:

October 18, IDG News Service – (International) Apple warns of SSD failures in MacBook Air, offers free replacements. Apple warned customers that 64GB and 128GB solid state drives (SSD) in MacBook Air laptops sold between June 2012 and June 2013 were failing and offered to replace the drives for free. Source:

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