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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on November 19, 2014

November 18, Securityweek – (International) New variant of Matsnu trojan uses configurable DGA. Researchers from Seculert found that a new variant of the Matsnu trojan (also known as Trustezeb) is using a configurable Domain Generation Algorithm (DGA) to attempt to create domain names that won’t be detected by phonetic algorithms designed to look for nonsensical domain names. The malware can be instructed to take various actions, including downloading and executing files, updating itself, and reporting its status to its controllers. Source:

November 17, Securityweek – (International) Research finds 1 percent of online ads malicious. Researchers from universities in the U.S., U.K., and Germany presenting at the 2014 Internet Measurement Conference reported that their research looked at 600,000 online advertisements on 40,000 Web sites over a 3 month period and found that 1 percent of advertisements were malicious. Source:

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