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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on March 19, 2014

March 18, Softpedia – (International) ESET uncovers server botnet that infected over 25,000 UNIX machines. Security researchers with ESET, CERT-Bund, and other organizations identified a cybercrime operation dubbed Windigo that has infected around 25,000 UNIX servers over the past 2 years. The infected servers are being used to send around 35 million spam emails daily. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/ESET-Uncovers-Server-Botnet-That-Infected-over-25-000-UNIX-Machines-432801.shtml

March 17, CNET News – (International) Outage hits Google Talk, Hangouts. Some users of Google’s Talk and Hangouts services experienced outages for around 3 hours March 17. Source: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57620423-93/outage-hits-google-talk-hangouts/

March 18, Softpedia – (International) Two Ukrainians and one American charged for role in global cybercrime operation. Two Ukrainians and one American were charged by federal authorities with hacking into the systems of several U.S. banks, government agencies, payroll processing companies, and brokerage firms in an attempt to steal at least $15 million between 2012 and 2013. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Two-Ukrainians-and-One-American-Charged-for-Role-in-Global-Cybercrime-Operation-432716.shtml

March 17, Help Net Security – (International) Mt. Gox CEO doxing was a ploy to spread Bitcoin-stealing malware. A researcher at Kaspersky Lab reported that an archive file purporting to contain financial and personal information relating to the Mt. Gox Bitcoin service also contains a Windows and a Mac trojan designed to steal users Bitcoin virtual currency. Source: http://www.net-security.org/malware_news.php?id=2733

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