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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on July 10, 2014

July 9, Softpedia – (International) Facebook helps shut down crypto-currency mining botnet. A joint effort by Facebook, security groups, and Greek law enforcement agencies shut down a Litecoin-mining botnet known as Lecpetex that had infected around 250,000 computers in several countries. The malware for the botnet spread through a social media spam campaign that compromised Facebook accounts and spread the malware disguised as an image file. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Facebook-Helps-Shut-Down-Crypto-Currency-Mining-Botnet-450068.shtml

July 9, V3.co.uk – (International) Microsoft releases critical Internet Explorer fix in Patch Tuesday update. Microsoft released its monthly Patch Tuesday round of updates July 8, which included six updates, two of which were rated as critical. Source: http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2354331/microsoft-releases-critical-internet-explorer-fix-in-patch-tuesday-update

July 9, Securityweek – (International) Fake Google digital certificates issued by Indian organization. Google stated July 8 that it identified and blocked unauthorized digital certificates issued by India’s National Informatics Center that could have been used to compromise users of the Chrome and Internet Explorer browsers. Source: http://www.securityweek.com/fake-google-digital-certificates-issued-indian-organization

July 9, Securityweek – (International) FireEye fixes vulnerabilities in FireEye Operating System (FEOS). FireEye released an update for its FireEye Operating System (FEOS), closing several security issues, including five OpenSSL vulnerabilities. Source: http://www.securityweek.com/fireeye-fixes-security-vulnerabilities-fireeye-operating-system-feos

July 8, Securityweek – (International) Adware company linked to development and distribution of Mevade malware. Trend Micro researchers published a research paper which stated that iBario. Ltd, an Israeli company with ties to Ukraine, is believed to be involved in the creation and distribution of the Mevade malware that has infected millions of computers worldwide. The researchers believe that the InstallBrain installer created by iBario has been used to install Mevade onto victims’ computers. Source: http://www.securityweek.com/adware-company-linked-development-and-distribution-mevade-malware

July 8, CNET News – (International) Android’s phone wiping fails to delete personal data. Researchers with Avast reported the results of a study where the researchers bought 20 used Andr

oid phones and were able to recover former users’ personal data, including photos, emails, and contacts, after the Android factory reset function was used. The researchers reported that users could compromise their personal information when selling used devices because the Android factory reset only clears devices at the application layer. Source: http://www.cnet.com/news/android-phone-wiping-fails-to-delete-personal-data/

July 9, The Register – (International) ATTACK of the Windows ZOMBIES on point-of-sale terminals. Researchers with IntelCrawler identified and infiltrated a Windows botnet known as @-Brt that can be used in brute force attacks against point-of-sale (POS) systems and their associated networks. The botnet targets Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) servers with weak or default passwords in order to grant attackers the access needed to plant payment card data stealing malware. Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/07/09/botnet_brute_forces_pos/

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