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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on March 11, 2014

March 8, Softpedia – (International) Statistics company Statista hacked, email addresses and passwords possibly stolen. Statistics and studies company Statista reported that attackers may have compromised its systems and accessed a user database containing email addresses and encrypted passwords. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Statistics-Company-Statista-Hacked-Email-Addresses-and-Passwords-Possibly-Stolen-431173.shtml

March 8, Softpedia – (International) BAE Systems publishes white paper on “Snake” cyber espionage campaign. Researchers at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence published a white paper on the Snake cyberespionage campaign, which they believe the Uroburos rootkit is a part of. The researchers stated that the campaign may have been in development since 2005, may still be active, and also contains components known as “snark” and “sengoku.” Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/BAE-System-Publishes-White-Paper-on-Snake-Cyber-Espionage-Campaign-431214.shtml

March 7, Softpedia – (International) Ransomware authors: We are not scammers, we don’t need your files. Researchers at Symantec identified a version of the Trojan.Ransomscript ransomware that encrypts victims’ files and demands a ransom to decrypt them, but also offers to decrypt the files for free after a month has passed. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ransomware-Authors-We-Are-Not-Scammers-We-Don-t-Need-Your-Files-431053.shtml

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