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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on June 5, 2014

June 4, The Register – (International) New software nasty encrypts Android PHONE files and demands a ransom. Researchers at ESET identified a new piece of Android ransomware known as Android/Simplocker that encrypts victims’ data and demands a ransom via the MoneXy service. The malware is controlled by a command and control server hosted within the TOR network. Source

June 3, Threatpost – (International) GnuTLS patches critical remote code execution bug. GnuTLS released a patch for the open source cryptographic library May 28 that closes a critical remote execution vulnerability which could allow an attacker to trigger a buffer overflow and cause a server to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code. Source

June 3, Securityweek – (International) Report examines how attackers mask threat activity. Palo Alto Networks released their latest Application Usage and Threat Report June 2, which found that attackers continue to use common sharing applications such as email and social media to initiate multi-phased attacks, among other findings. Source


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