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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on January 7, 2014

January 6, Softpedia – (International) Yahoo hacked, 2.5 million European users possibly infected with malware. Researchers at Fox-IT discovered an attack that compromised Yahoo’s ad service in order to redirect European visitors to Yahoo to domains hosting the Magnitude exploit kit, affecting as many as 2.5 million users. The attack lasted around 4 days and used Java vulnerabilities to push various pieces of malware. Source:

January 6, The Register – (International) Steam and Origin gamers knocked offline by SEPARATE DDoS attacks. Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks launched by a group calling itself DerpTrolling caused disruptions to Electronic Arts’ Origin gaming service for about 24 hours and Valve’s Steam gaming service for about 1 hour January 3. Source:

January 4, Softpedia– (International) Trojan targeting WoW accounts disguised as Curse client. Blizzard warned players of its World of Warcraft online game that a trojan designed to hijack accounts has been spreading disguised as a Curse client hosted on fake Web pages. Source:

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