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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on September 9, 2014

September 8, The Register – (International) Dodgy Norton update borks UNDEAD XP systems. Symantec issued a fix for a recent update to its Norton security software after some users running Windows XP reported issues after applying the update. Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/09/08/dodgy_norton_update_hits_win_xp/

September 8, V3.co.uk – (International) Hackers target Apple Max OS X with 25 malware variants. F-Secure released its Threat Report H1 2014 which found that 25 new malware variants targeting Apple OS X systems were observed in the first half of the year. Several variants were observed being used in targeted attacks against activists, the energy industry, and other industries. Source: http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2363893/hackers-target-apple-mac-os-x-with-25-malware-variants

September 5, SC Magazine – (International) Social engineering campaign leads to malicious Chrome extension. TrendMicro researchers identified a social engineering campaign that uses malicious shortened Twitter links to lead victims to a malicious Chrome browser extension used in a click fraud campaign. The malicious extension circumvents Google’s security policy against non-Chrome Web Store apps by creating a folder in the browser directory where it then drops its components. Source: http://www.scmagazine.com/social-engineering-campaign-leads-to-malicious-chrome-extension/article/370037/

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