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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on July 1, 2014

June 30, The Register – (International) London teen charged over Spamhaus mega-DDoS attacks. Authorities in the U.K. charged a teenager for his alleged involvement in several major distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against anti-spam service Spamhaus during 2013. The attacks were also led to worldwide disruptions in Internet exchanges and services. Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/30/ddos_charges/

June 30, Threatpost – (International) PHP fixes OpenSSL flaws in new releases. The PHP Group released new versions of PHP, closing two vulnerabilities in OpenSSL that are related to timestamps. Source: http://threatpost.com/php-fixes-openssl-flaws-in-new-releases/106908

June 30, Help Net Security – (International) Google Drive update fixes data-leaking flaw. Google closed a security issue in its Google Drive service that previously allowed some files shared with a direct link to be accessed by unauthorized third parties. Some files could still be seen by unauthorized parties, and Google advised users with files that met certain criteria to remove them. Source: http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=17067

June 30, Securityweek – (International) Energy companies in Europe, US hit by sophisticated attack campaign. Symantec researchers identified an ongoing cyberattack campaign by a group known as Dragonfly or Energetic Bear targeting the energy sector in the U.S. and several other countries. The campaign has used phishing emails, watering hole attacks, and a recently-uncovered compromise of several industrial control system manufacturers’ Web sites. Source: http://www.securityweek.com/energy-companies-europe-us-hit-sophisticated-attack-campaign

 

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