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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on January 14, 2014

January 13, The Register – (International) Microsoft Twitter accounts, blog hijacked by SEA. Attackers claiming affiliation with the Syrian Electronic Army hacktivist group compromised two Twitter accounts and an official blog belonging to Microsoft between January 11-12. Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/01/13/microsoft_twitter_blog_sea_compromised/

January 13, Softpedia – (International) Man admits hijacking YouTube channels, hacking AOL CEO’s email account. A Maryland man admitted to working with an accomplice to abuse password reset functions in YouTube, add advertisements to YouTube Channels, and make around $56,000 from the hijacked accounts. The two men also set up email accounts likely to be used as nonsense addresses at account creation and were able to breach the accounts of several AOL employees, including the company’s CEO. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Man-Admits-Hijacking-YouTube-Channels-Hacking-AOL-CEO-s-Email-Account-416356.shtml

January 13, Softpedia – (National) Target CEO confirms hackers installed malware on POS registers. The CEO of Target confirmed that the cause of a recent breach of customers’ payment card information was malware installed by criminals on point of sale (POS) devices at various Target stores. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Target-CEO-Confirms-Hackers-Installed-Malware-on-POS-Registers-416146.shtml

January 13, The Register – (National) Hackers slurp credit card details from US luxury retailer Neiman Marcus. Department store Neiman Marcus confirmed that attackers breached its systems and obtained an undisclosed amount of payment card information. The company was alerted in December 2013 to unauthorized card activity and is continuing to investigate the breach. Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/01/13/neiman_marcus_credit_card_breach/

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