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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on December 11, 2013

December 10, Softpedia – (International) MouaBad malware allows cybercriminals to make phone calls. Researchers at Lookout analyzed a new version of the MouaBad Android malware, dubbed MouaBad.p, which can be used to make calls and send messages without a user’s input. The new variant only affects Android versions before Android 3.1. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/MouaBad-Malware-Allows-Cybercriminals-to-Make-Phone-Calls-407819.shtml

December 10, V3.co.uk – (International) Chinese hackers used Syrian crisis to phish European governments before G20 Summit. Researchers at FireEye detected a cyberespionage campaign that targeted foreign ministries of several undisclosed European governments prior to the September G20 Summit dubbed Operation Ke3chang. The campaign used phishing emails and three types of malware to infiltrate systems and used servers that appeared to be located in China. Source: http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2318148/chinese-hackers-used-syrian-crisis-to-phish-european-governments-before-g20-summit

December 9, Computerworld – (International) Other browser makers follow Google’s lead, revoke rogue certificates. Google, Mozilla, Microsoft, and Opera Software revoked rogue digital certificates that were mistakenly issued by the French Network and Information Security Agency (ANSSI) and signed by the France’s treasury department. Source: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9244645/Other_browser_makers_follow_Google_s_lead_revoke_rogue_certificates

December 9, IDG News Service – (International) Data-stealing malware pretends to be Microsoft IIS server module. A piece of malware was discovered by researchers at Trustwave’s SpiderLabs that disguises itself as a module for Microsoft Internet Information Service (IIS) software and collects data entered into Web-based forms. The malware, dubbed ISN, is a malicious dynamic link library (DLL) which is currently undetectable by most anti-virus products. Source: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/121013-data-stealing-malware-pretends-to-be-276766.html

December 9, Albany Times-Union – (New York) Bomb threat jolts GlobalFoundries. An employee allegedly left a bomb threat at the GlobalFoundries Fab 8 site in Malta, New York, December 9, causing 3,000 construction employees to be evacuated from the site and construction operations to be suspended for the day. Source: http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Arrest-made-in-GlobalFoundries-bomb-threat-5048095.php

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