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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on January 8, 2014

January 7, SC Magazine – (International) Prison Locker virus threatens to flood market. Researchers at Malware Must Die identified a new piece of ransomware being advertised on underweb marketplaces named Prison Locker that encrypts all files on a computer except system files and .exe files and demands a ransom. Symantec researchers reported that the ransomware may already be in the wild after they obtained a piece of ransomware that they suspect is Prison Locker. Source:

January 7, Softpedia – (International) Windows zero-day used in attack targeted at embassies from Middle Eastern capital. Trend Micro identified a cyberespionage campaign that targeted several embassies in an undisclosed Middle Eastern capital which utilized a zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Windows XP and Server 2003 that was disclosed in November 2013. Phishing emails attempted to exploit the vulnerability and install a backdoor onto embassies’ systems. Source:

January 7, Softpedia – (International) World Poker Tour Amateur Poker League admits being hacked. Representative for the World Poker Tour Amateur Poker League (WPTAPL) confirmed that their systems were compromised the week of December 30, 2013 and clear text email addresses and passwords of over 175,000 users were leaked. Included in the leaked emails were some U.S. government email addresses from federal agencies. Source:

January 7, Softpedia – (International) Google, Yahoo, Amazon and Twitter domains impacted by Tajikistan registrar hack. A hacker compromised the systems of Tajikistan’s domain registrar, changing the DNS records for the Tajikistan domains of Amazon, Google, Twitter, and Yahoo and redirecting visitors to a defacement page. Source:

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