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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on December 16, 2013

December 13, Help Net Security – (International) Cryptolocker copycat targets US, European users. Researchers at IntelCrawler analyzed a new piece of ransomware dubbed Locker that encrypts targets’ files and demands a ransom to decrypt them. The ransomware is spread by executable files disguised as mp3 files. Source: http://www.net-security.org/malware_news.php?id=2651

December 13, Softpedia – (International) Serious vulnerability in Safari exposes user passwords. Researchers at Kaspersky discovered a security issue in some versions of Apple’s Safari browser that stores passwords in plain text in a hidden folder utilized for the browser’s session restore function. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Serious-Vulnerability-in-Safari-Exposes-User-Passwords-408935.shtml

December 13, Softpedia – (International) Hacker tool allows cybercriminals to automatically register Tumblr accounts. A researcher at Webroot identified a commercially available tool that can be used by cybercriminals to automatically register Tumblr accounts for use in phishing and other campaigns. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Hacker-Tool-Allows-Cybercriminals-to-Automatically-Register-Tumblr-Accounts-408889.shtml

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