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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on February 3, 2014

January 31, Softpedia – (International) Experts find 28 security issues in Oracle’s Java Cloud Service. Researchers at Security Explorations analyzed Oracle’s Java Cloud Service and found 28 security issues, 16 of which could be leveraged to bypass the Java security sandbox of a targeted WebLogic server environment. The vulnerabilities could also be leveraged to gain access to deployments of other users in the same regional data center, according to the researchers. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Experts-Find-28-Security-Issues-in-Oracle-s-Java-Cloud-Service-422629.shtml

January 31, Help Net Security – (International) Yahoo Mail accounts compromised in coordinated attack. Yahoo reported January 30 that attackers attempted to access a large number of Yahoo Mail accounts using usernames and passwords likely obtained from a third-party database breach. Yahoo reset passwords for affected accounts and advised users to secure their accounts by changing their passwords. Source: http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=16289

January 30, Softpedia – (International) Service promising Twitter followers hijacks accounts and uses them for spam. A service promising to increase a user’s Twitter followers was found by Trend Micro researchers to hijack users’ accounts to send out spam. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Service-Promising-Twitter-Followers-Hijacks-Accounts-and-Uses-Them-for-Spam-422236.shtml

January 30, SC Magazine – (International) GoDaddy admits giving up info that led to Twitter username extortion. GoDaddy reported that an attacker with personal information of the owner of a rare Twitter account name was able to use social engineering to access the account holder’s GoDaddy account over the phone as part of an extortion scheme to steal the Twitter account. Source: http://www.scmagazine.com/godaddy-admits-giving-up-info-that-led-to-twitter-username-extortion/article/331867/

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