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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts 5/19/14

by on May 19, 2014

May 16, IDG News Service – (International) ‘Elderwood’ hackers continue to set pace for zero-day exploits. Symantec released research into the Elderwood hacking platform showing that the attackers using it may be more numerous and diverse than previously thought, with several groups or subgroups using that platform to attack defense, IT, supply chain, and human rights organizations. The Elderwood platform is linked to several cyberespionage campaigns including the Operation Aurora and Icefog attacks, among others. Source:

May 16, Softpedia – (International) Filenames used by VOBFUS malware change depending on victim’s language. Researchers at Trend Micro identified a new variant of the VOBFUS worm that changes the filenames of its malicious files depending on the victim’s operating system language. The new variant is able to choose appropriate filenames for 21 languages. Source:

May 15, CNET News – (International) Adobe restores Creative Cloud login service after day-long outage. Adobe restored service to users of its Creative Cloud service May 15 after a 24-hour outage that left users unable to use some aspects of the service and unable to use the service if not already logged in. Source:

May 15, Threatpost – (International) Five year old security vulnerability patched in Linux kernel. A patch was issued for a serious vulnerability in the Linux kernel that could allow attackers to cause denial of service issues or obtain administrator privileges. The vulnerability has reportedly been present for 5 years, and a proof-of-concept exploit was made available. Source:


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