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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on May 9, 2014

May 7, Softpedia – (International) Syrian Electronic Army hijacks WSJ Twitter accounts. Hacktivists affiliated with the Syrian Electronic Army group gained control over four Twitter accounts belonging to the Wall Street Journal May 6 for a time before the owners of the accounts regained control. Source:

May 7, Softpedia – (International) Ruby on Rails updated to prevent hackers from stealing files from application server. Updates for three versions of Ruby on Rails were released, closing a serious vulnerability that could allow an attacker to retrieve arbitrary files from the Rails application server using a specially crafted request. Users were advised to update their installations as soon as possible. Source:

May 7, Threatpost – (International) CryptoLocker ransomware moves to Android. A security researcher reported that an Android variant of the CryptoLocker ransomware is being sold by the group responsible for the Reveton ransomware. The ransomware is spread when users visit compromised domains that use social engineering to prompt them to install a malicious APK that contains CryptoLocker. Source:

May 6, Threatpost – (International) Dropbox patches shared links privacy vulnerability. Dropbox closed a vulnerability in its shared links feature that could potentially allow third party access to shared documents. Source:

May 6, SC Magazine – (International) CryptorBit demands $500 Bitcoin ransom. A researcher at KnowBe4, LLC identified a new ransomware known as CryptorBit that encrypts victims’ files and demands a ransom, similar to the CryptoLocker ransomware. Source:


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