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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on March 26, 2014

March 24, Krebs on Security – (International) Microsoft: 0day exploit targeting Word, Outlook. Microsoft warned users March 24 of a zero day exploit for Microsoft Word and Outlook that can be used to deliver malicious code if a user opens or previews a message containing a specific .rtf file. Exploits have been seen attacking the vulnerability in Word 2010, but the issue is also present in other versions of Word. Source: http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/03/microsoft-warns-of-word-2010-exploit/

March 24, Help Net Security – (International) 10,000 GitHub users inadvertently reveal their AWS secret access keys. Researchers at Threat Intelligence reported that around 10,000 Amazon Web Services secret access keys are able to be found on GitHub via a search as some users have accidentally uploaded them to their project pages. Source: http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=16566

March 24, Help Net Security – (International) Basecamp gets DDoSed and blackmailed. Basecamp was disrupted and made unavailable for several hours March 24 after it was hit by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack before the attack was mitigated. The attackers demanded a ransom similar to recent attacks on other services, which was not paid. Source: http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=16565

 

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