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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on April 29, 2015

April 28, Softpedia – (International) Cyber gang stealing $15 million from banks dismantled by Romanian authorities. Romanian authorities raided 42 locations in 6 countries and detained 25 individuals April 26 in connection to their roles in a group of over 52 suspects who allegedly cloned cards with information from banks’ computer systems to steal over $15 million from financial institutions in the U.S. and worldwide. The thieves supposedly made 34,000 cash withdrawals from ATMs in 24 countries from February – December 2013. Source

April 28, Computer Business Review – (International) US plays host to largest number of phishing sites. Findings from a report by Webroot’s 2015 Threat Brief revealed that the U.S. hosts over 75 percent of phishing sites and 31 percent of internet protocol (IP) addresses, and that technology companies and financial institutions were the most frequent targets. Source

April 28, Help Net Security – (International) Email delivery service SendGrid confirms data breach. SendGrid email and delivery service officials reported April 27 that a hacker had accessed internal systems containing account login information, email lists, and contact details of company employees and customers in three separate attacks in February and March that compromised a Bitcoin-related customer’s account and used it to send phishing emails. SendGrid announced the release of new security features and forced password resets for all customers. Source

April 27, Securityweek – (National) Hackers tricked AT&T, Network Solutions employees in Tesla attack. Tesla Motors reported that the company’s official Web site and Twitter accounts were hacked over the weekend of April 25 via a domain name system (DNS) hijack attack that remains under investigation. Hackers supposedly social engineered employees of AT&T and Network Solutions by forwarding calls to an illegitimate phone number in order to gain administrator privileges to the company’s domain administrator account. Source

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