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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on December 23, 2014

December 22, Securityweek – (International) Easily exploitable NTP vulnerabilities put ICS operators at risk. Researchers with Google’s Security Team identified and reported several vulnerabilities in the Network Time Protocol (NTP) which could allow low-skilled attackers to crash the NTP daemon or execute arbitrary code using publicly available exploits. The Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) released an advisory regarding the vulnerabilities due to the wide use of NTP within industrial control systems (ICS) deployments. Source

December 19, Securityweek – (International) Hackers used sophisticated SMB Worm Tool to attack Sony. The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued an advisory and indicators of compromise after attackers were found to use a Server Message Block (SMB) Worm Tool in a recent destructive attack against a major entertainment company. The SMB Worm Tool contained five components, allowing it to compromise systems, enable backdoor access, and destroy hard drive contents. Source


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