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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on October 22, 2013

October 18, Softpedia – (International) Finnish police arrest man allegedly involved with international hacker group. Police in Finland arrested a man believed to be part of a cybercrime ring that has been using over 60,000 compromised servers to commit credit card fraud. Police found information on 3,000 non-Finish payment cards on the suspect’s computer and the man admitted to using the information to make purchases. Source:

October 17, Dark Reading – (International) DDoS attack used ‘headless’ browsers in 150-hour siege. Incapsula reported that an unnamed trading platform was subject to a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that employed around 180,000 IP addresses and lasted 150 hours. The attack used a version of the Phantom IS ‘headless browser’ developer tool to simulate traffic from actual users and was thus more difficult to mitigate. Source:

October 18, Threatpost – (International) VMware patches flaws in ESX, vCenter. VMware issued several patches for its products, including vCenter and ESX, closing a number of vulnerabilities that could be used for authentication bypass or denial of service. Source:

October 18, Softpedia – (International) Video game forum NeoGAF hacked, user passwords reset. Video game forum NeoGAF reset its users’ passwords after an administrator account was briefly compromised and could have been used to steal user information. Source:

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