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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on May 9, 2014

May 8, Help Net Security – (International) Malware peddlers prefer deceptive tactics to exploits. Microsoft released its latest Security Intelligence Report which found that attackers are concentrating on using deceptive downloads and ransomware rather than exploits for most attacks. The report noted that the Sefnit, Brantall, and Rotbrow families of malware were responsible for a large amount of deceptive malware attacks, among other findings. Source: http://www.net-security.org/malware_news.php?id=2763

May 8, Softpedia – (International) Koler Android ransomware targets users in 31 countries. Bitdefender researchers identified a new piece of ransomware dubbed Android.Trojan.Koler.A that is served either through a fake Android app or the Angler exploit kit. The ransomware targets users in 31 countries and displays fake law enforcement messages matched to the country when demanding a ransom. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Koler-Android-Ransomware-Targets-Users-in-31-Countries-441107.shtml

May 8, Softpedia – (International) Ground(ctrl) advises customers to change passwords following hack attack. Web site operator Ground(ctrl) notified customers and authorities after attackers breached the company’s systems and were able to obtain email addresses, passwords, and the expiration dates and last four digits of payment cards. The company advised customers to change their passwords. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ground-crtl-Advises-Customers-to-Change-Passwords-Following-Hack-Attack-441200.shtml

May 7, SC Magazine – (International) iOS 7.1 flaw lets hacker access contacts book. A programmer demonstrated that the Siri voice assistant on an iPhone running iOS 7.1 can be used to display a phone’s full list of contacts while locked and password protected. Source: http://www.scmagazineuk.com/ios-71-flaw-lets-hacker-access-contacts-book/article/345889/

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