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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on December 10, 2013

December 6, Softpedia – (International) Russian authorities prosecute BlackHole creator and 12 other suspects. Authorities in Russia announced charges against the alleged creator of the BlackHole exploit kit and 12 others for allegedly using BlackHole to distribute banking trojans and cause losses totaling $2.1 million. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Russian-Authorities-Prosecute-BlackHole-Creator-and-12-Other-Suspects-406627.shtml

December 9, Softpedia – (International) Man pleads guilty to role in $725,000/ €529,000 hacking and ID theft scheme. A Gladstone, Missouri man pleaded guilty the week of December 1 to his part in a $725,000 hacking and fraud scheme that used passwords stolen from businesses to make online purchases. The scheme ran between 2006 and 2009 and involved four co-conspirators that previously pleaded guilty. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Man-Pleads-Guilty-to-Role-in-725-000-529-000-Hacking-and-ID-Theft-Scheme-407290.shtml

December 7, Softpedia – (International) RBS website disrupted by DDoS attack. The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) confirmed that its NatWest Web site was the target of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack December 6, causing disruptions for customers. RBS was also recently targeted by a DDoS attack December 2. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/RBS-Website-Disrupted-with-DDOS-Attack-406953.shtml

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