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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on January 15, 2014

January 14, Threatpost – (International) Java version of Icefog espionage campaign hit 3 US oil, gas companies. Kaspersky Lab researchers found that the Icefog cyberespionage campaign that targeted defense and technology companies in Japan and South Korea and that was revealed in September 2013 also compromised the systems of three U.S. oil and gas companies using a Java version of the campaign. The companies were notified of the infection and two had removed the malware from their systems by January 14. Source:

January 14, The Register – (International) Vulnerability leaves Cisco small biz routers wide open to attack. Cisco issued a security advisory January 10 warning that some of its routers and networking products contain a vulnerability that could allow attackers to gain root access via an undocumented test interface. Exploit code for the vulnerability is available, though Cisco reported that they did not observe any widespread attacks based on it. Source:

January 14, Softpedia – (International) Mt. Gox fixes vulnerability that might have been exploited to hijack accounts. A security researcher identified and reported several vulnerabilities in Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox that could be used to hijack user accounts. Mt. Gox closed the vulnerabilities January 14. Source:

January 13, CNET News – (International) Syrian Electronic Army hacks into Xbox Twitter accounts too. Attackers claiming affiliation with the Syrian Electronic Army hacktivist group took control of the Twitter and Instagram accounts of Microsoft’s Xbox gaming console January 11 and posted defacement messages. Microsoft regained control of the accounts later the same day. Source:

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