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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on January 27, 2014

January 24, Softpedia – (International) Windows trojan Droidpak pushes malware onto Android devices. Researchers at Symantec identified a new Windows trojan dubbed Trojan.Droidpak that is designed to infect Android devices connected to an infected Windows computer. The trojan then attempts to replace a legitimate South Korean online banking app if it is present on the device. The malware is also capable of intercepting and forwarding SMS messages. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Windows-Trojan-Droidpak-Pushes-Malware-onto-Android-Devices-420149.shtml

January 24, Softpedia – (International) CNN blogs and social media accounts hacked by Syrian Electronic Army. Attackers claiming affiliation with the Syrian Electronic Army hacktivist group compromised, hijacked, and defaced several blogs, Twitter accounts, and a Facebook page belonging to CNN. CNN later removed fake articles and announcements posted to the blogs and accounts. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/CNN-Blogs-and-Social-Media-Accounts-Hacked-by-Syrian-Electronic-Army-420209.shtml

January 24, Softpedia – (International) Site operator arrested, accused of paying hacker to get him racy photos. The operator of IsAnyoneUp was arrested by the FBI and charged with allegedly hiring a hacker to break into hundreds of email accounts in order to steal private photos for posting to his Web site. The alleged hacker was also arrested. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Hunter-Moore-Arrested-Accused-of-Paying-Hacker-to-Get-Him-Racy-Photos-420270.shtml

January 24, Softpedia – (International) Reports about smart fridges sending spam emails are inaccurate, experts say. Symantec researchers reported that a recent analysis of a spam campaign misidentified the devices that took part in it, and that the campaign was run by computers compromised by the W32.Waledac/Kelihos botnet malware, rather than by smart devices as previously thought. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Reports-About-Smart-Fridges-Sending-Spam-Emails-Are-Inaccurate-Experts-Say-420373.shtml

January 23, Krebs on Security – (International) Bug exposes IP cameras, baby monitors. Camera manufacturer Foscam confirmed that a flaw exists in its MJPEG cameras and baby monitors running the .54 version of its firmware that could allow a user to log into a camera’s Web interface without a password. Foscam expects to issue a new firmware version that closes the issue by January 25 and a workaround was also available. Source: http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/01/bug-exposes-ip-cameras-baby-monitors/

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