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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on November 5, 2013

November 4, Krebs on Security – (National) Hackers take limo service firm for a ride. CorporateCarOnline, a limousine and town car service, was found to have been the target of cybercriminals after a plain text archive of more than 850,000 customers’ credit card numbers, names, addresses, transaction records, and other private information was discovered on the same servers where stolen information from PR Newswire and Adobe Systems Inc. was found. Customers whose information was exposed included members of Congress, celebrities, and business executives. Source:

November 4, Softpedia – (International) Adobe passwords leaked by hackers not properly encrypted. Researchers found that most customer passwords exposed during a recent Adobe breach could be decrypted due to the passwords being encrypted using Triple DES encryption, which could leave clues to the passwords in the hashes. Adobe confirmed the encryption use, but passwords created within the last year used a newer form of encryption and are not at risk. Source:

November 4, Help Net Security – (International) Fake LinkedIn profile gathering info for targeted attacks. Websense researchers identified and reported an account on LinkedIn likely being used by cybercriminals to collect information for targeted attacks. The account is used to view potential targets’ profiles and to attempt to redirect users to a dating Web site with an IP address and Autonomous System Number associated with past malicious activity. Source:

November 1, Threatpost – (International) Upatre trojan downloads malware that downloads malware. Researchers at Microsoft’s Malware Protection Center reported a spike in Win/32.Upatre infections in recent months, with a spam campaign distributing the trojan in malicious attachments. The trojan then downloads additional malware after it infects a system. Source:

November 1, Softpedia – (International) Rogue Bing ads lure users to fake Snapchat installer. ThreatTrack Security researchers found that users searching for Snapchat using the Bing search engine are presented with sponsored ads that direct them to Web sites hosting fake Snapchat installers that contain malware. Source:

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