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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on March 28, 2014

March 27, Help Net Security – (International) Hidden crypto currency-mining code spotted in apps on Google Play. Researchers at Lookout warned that Android apps which include hidden code used to mine for several forms of cryptocurrency have been spotted being offered on Spanish underweb forums. Trend Micro researchers also spotted two apps available in the Google Play store which contain cryptocurrency mining code, similar to compromised apps originally discovered by G Data researchers. Source:

March 27, Help Net Security – (International) Cerberus app users warned about data breach. Cerberus Security Team advised users of their Android security app to reset their passwords as a precaution after suspicious traffic was detected and blocked on the company’s servers. Attackers were able to gain access to some users’ usernames and encrypted passwords during the breach. Source:

March 27, The Register – (International) When ZOMBIES attack: DDoS traffic triples as 20Gbps becomes the new normal. Incapsula released a report on distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack mitigation which found that DDoS attack volumes are increasing, with 20Gbps or above attacks occurring in around one-in-three attacks, among other findings. Source:

March 26, SC Magazine – (International) Windows trojan packs punch, downloads ransomware “Cribit.” Trend Micro researchers found that the Fareit trojan is being used to spread a ransomware known as Cribit that encrypts victims’ files and demands a ransom in Bitcoins. The trojan has previously been used to download other malware such as Zeus. Source:

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