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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on October 8, 2014

October 7, Securityweek – (International) Bugzilla vulnerability exposes undisclosed bugs. The developers of the Bugzilla bug-tracking software released an update to address several security issues, including one reported by Check Point Software Technologies researchers that could allow an attacker to bypass the email validation process and potentially receive information on undisclosed security issues. Source

October 7, Securityweek – (International) Yahoo! changes tune after saying servers were hacked by Shellshock. Yahoo reported October 6 that some servers that were recently compromised were not compromised using the Shellshock vulnerability but instead by a bug in a parsing script used on some servers. Source

October 6, Softpedia – (International) Trojans-SMS are top threat on Android, INTERPOL and Kaspersky say. Kaspersky Labs and INTERPOL released the results of a study of mobile security threats over a 1 year period and found that Android users were the most targeted by attackers, with SMS trojans accounting for 57.08 percent of all detections, among other findings. Source

October 6, SC Magazine – (International) Bash bug payload downloads KAITEN DDoS malware source code. Trend Micro researchers detected a payload being delivered via attacks exploiting the Shellshock vulnerability that downloads the source code for the KAITEN distributed denial of service (DDoS) malware. Source

October 7, The Register – (International) Monster banking trojan botnet claims 500,000 victims. Researchers with Proofpoint identified a new banking trojan botnet known as Qbot or Qakbot that has infected 500,000 systems and stolen data from users including 800,000 online banking transactions, with 59 percent of the stolen sessions taken from accounts in major U.S. banks. The researchers found that the malware for the botnet was launched from compromised WordPress sites using drive-by download attacks. Source


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