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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on November 12, 2014

November 10, Securityweek – (International) Darkhotel attackers target business travelers via hotel networks. Kaspersky Lab researchers identified an advanced persistent threat (APT) group dubbed Darkhotel APT that has targeted travelers in the Asia-Pacific region in addition to the U.S. using malicious hotel WiFi networks, spear phishing, and malicious torrent files. The group’s hotel attacks involve prompting users with a software update notice that installs a backdoor, and the group has targeted guests associated with industries and sectors including government organizations, the defense industry, energy industry, pharmaceutical industry, electronics manufacturers, medical providers, and non-governmental organizations. Source

November 10, The Register – (International) BrowserStack HACK ATTACK: Service still suspended after rogue email. Browser testing service BrowserStack stated that it was temporarily suspending service to recover after an attacker managed to gain access to a list of email addresses and the company’s official email account, using it to send out a fake message to developers. Source

November 10, The Register – (International) Emoticons blast three security holes in Pidgin :-(. Researchers at Cisco reported that the instant messaging client Pidgin contained three security vulnerabilities that could have allowed attackers to overwrite files or cause a denial of service (DoS) situation. The vulnerabilities have since been patched. Source

November 11, Dark Reading – (International) Stuxnet ‘Patient Zero’ Attack Targets Revealed Researchers name five Iranian industrial control systems companies attacked in 2009-2010, and they question whether USB sticks were really the method of infection. Research released today challenges some earlier analysis of the Stuxnet attacks of 2009 and 2010. Source


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