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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on December 4, 2013

December 2, Softpedia – (International) D-Link patches security holes in DI-524, DI-524UP, DIR-100 and DIR-120 routers. D-Link released new firmware for various router models addressing a vulnerability that could be leveraged by hackers to gain control of the device after details of a vulnerability were presented in October by Tactical Network Solutions. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/D-Link-Patches-Security-Holes-in-DI-524-DI-524UP-DIR-100-and-DIR-120-Routers-405159.shtml

December 2, Softpedia – (International) Hackers target Bitcoin Talk via vulnerability in AnoymousSpeech registrar. A Bitcoin talk administrator announced December 1 that they were targeted in a man-in-the-middle attack that leveraged a vulnerability in the forum’s AnonymousSpeech registrar, allowing the Web site to be served through CloudFlare. The attacker may have intercepted encrypted communications, including passwords and private messages. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Hackers-Target-Bitcoin-Talk-via-Vulnerability-in-AnonymousSpeech-Registrar-405123.shtml

November 30, Softpedia – (International) PayPal “Limited Account Access” emails used for phishing. A phishing scheme that is sending emails claiming to be issued by PayPal online payment service asks users for their account login details along with other personal information in order to gain access into their accounts. Users are led into a fake PayPal site that is linked in the email and used to steal their information. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/PayPal-Limited-Account-Access-Emails-Used-for-Phishing-404863.shtml

November 29, Softpedia – (International) JPEGS leveraged for targeted attacks. Researchers at Trend Micro discovered that some cyberattacks rely on malicious crafted JPEG files to perform updates on themselves or to deploy new threats. The image files contain encrypted data containing configuration files and binaries. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/JPEGs-Leveraged-for-Targeted-Attacks-404784.shtml

November 29, SC Magazine – (International) Virus takes user’s photo via webcam. Researchers from Webroot warned that a malware family, made to look like an anti-virus product, disables users’ computers and claims to have detected viruses and demands money to purchase the full version of the product to remove the threats. If the user does not respond, the program takes a picture via webcam and warns the user of the infection and potential theft of personal information. Source: http://www.scmagazineuk.com/virus-takes-users-photo-via-webcam/article/323028/

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