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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on February 24, 2014

February 21, Softpedia – (International) Mistake made by BitCrypt developers allows experts to recover encrypted files. Airbus researchers discovered a new type of ransomware named BitCrypt and found a way to restore infected, encrypted files after discovering the developers made a mistakenly generated a 128-digit number instead of a 128-byte key. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Mistake-Made-by-BitCrypt-Developers-Allows-Experts-to-Recover-Encrypted-Files-428605.shtml

February 21, Softpedia – (International) Operation GreedyWonk: Flash zero-day used in attack on visitors of foreign policy sites. Adobe released an out-of-band update to patch three vulnerabilities including a zero-day, and researchers from FireEye released a report stating that the zero-day was used in an attack dubbed “GreedyWonk” which targeted visitors of multiple economic and foreign policy sites. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Operation-GreedyWonk-Flash-Zero-Day-Used-in-Attack-on-Visitors-of-Foreign-Policy-Sites-428544.shtml

February 21, Softpedia – (International) Leak of iBanking bot source code opens up new opportunities for cybercriminals. RSA researchers found that the source code for the server-side software of the iBanking mobile bot was leaked on a cybercrime forum, as well as a builder that can be used to unpack the existing APK file and repack it with different configurations. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Leak-of-iBanking-Mobile-Bot-Source-Code-Opens-Up-New-Opportunities-for-Cybercriminals-428648.shtml

February 21, Softpedia – (International) Massive DDoS attack launched against Namecheap’s DNS platform. Namecheap announced that it suffered of a massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, targeting around 300 domains in its DNS platform. The company mitigated the attack and restored services about 11 hours later. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Massive-DDOS-Attack-Launched-Against-Namechap-s-DNS-Platform-428467.shtml

February 20, Threatpost – (International) Google fixes 28 security flaws in Chrome 33. Google released Chrome 33 which included fixes for 28 security vulnerabilities and a number of high-severity bugs. Source: http://threatpost.com/google-fixes-28-security-flaws-in-chrome-33/104391

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