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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on November 9, 2015

November 5, Help Net Security – (International) Firefox 42 is out, with many privacy and security improvements. Mozilla released Firefox 42 addressing several security patches including a new feature named Tracking Protection that actively blocks contents like ads, analytics trackers, requests from active trackers, and social share buttons that may record users’ activity and send personal information without their knowledge across multiple websites. Source

November 5, Threatpost – (International) Updated Cryptowall encrypts file names, mocks victims. Researchers from both Bleeping Computer and an independent researcher discovered that the Cryptowall malware was recently updated to encrypt data on victims’ machines and file names, making infected files difficult to recover without paying a ransom. The ransomware infects victims via email attachments, disguised as Microsoft Word documents, through JavaScript executable. Source

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