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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on February 27, 2015

February 26, Securityweek – (International) Lizard Squad hijacks Lenovo website, emails. Lizard Squad hackers hijacked the Lenovo Web site and email servers by using CloudFlare IP addresses to modify DNS records in Lenovo domain registrar accounts and redirect users to defacement pages, and changed mail server records to allow the group to intercept emails sent to Lenovo email addresses. The hijacking mirrored a similar attack that targeted Google Vietnam during the week of February 23. Source

February 26, Associated Press – (Arizona) Arizona authorities probe vandalism that cut off Internet, phones for hours. Officials announced February 26 that vandalism caused an Internet, cellphone, and landline outage in northern Arizona for more than 6 hours February 25 after CenturyLink employees and Phoenix police found a cut fiber-optic cable. Crews restored services that impacted a 100-mile area stretching between Phoenix to Flagstaff. Source

February 26, Yavapai County Daily Courier; Chino Valley Review – (Arizona) Prescott-area police, fire, 911 service hit hard by outage. Emergency 9-1-1 calls to the Prescott Regional Communications Center in Arizona were rerouted February 25 to the backup dispatching center at the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office after a CenturyLink fiber cable near New River was damaged causing an Internet and telephone outage. The Chino Valley Police Department was also impacted by the outage, along with the sheriff’s office in Yavapai County which suffered landline and Internet outages. Source

 

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