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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on January 3, 2014

January 2, Help Net Security – (International) 4.6M Snapchat users’ info compromised in breach. Hackers created and published a partially-redacted list of 4.6 million Snapchat usernames and phone numbers utilizing a vulnerability disclosed the week of December 23 that was dismissed by Snapchat as theoretical. The vulnerability allows an attacker to look up an unlimited number of phone numbers and see if the number’s owner has a Snapchat account. Source:  http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=16152

January 2, The Register – (International) Skype’s Twitter account, blog hacked to spread anti-Microsoft messages. Attackers claiming association with the Syrian Electronic Army hacktivist group took control of Skype’s Twitter account and official blog for several hours January 1 and used them to publish posts and tweets before Skype regained control of their platforms. Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/01/02/skype_social_media_hacked_to_spread_antimicrosoft_messages/

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