Articles by 'Gotham'

By Gotham, Posted in Security

August 20, V3.co.uk – (International) Amazon outage: US and Canada service fail takes down 82 domains. Amazon experienced an outage August 19 affecting its Web sites in the U.S. and Canada for almost half an hour. Source: http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2289922/amazon-outage-us-and-canada-service-fail-takes-down-82-domains August 20, Threatpost – (International) Sirefef malware found using Unicode right-to-left override technique. A variant of the Sirefef malware was found to be using a known Unicode righ... read more.

  • August 21, 2013

By Gotham, Posted in Security

August 20, V3.co.uk – (International) Amazon outage: US and Canada service fail takes down 82 domains. Amazon experienced an outage August 19 affecting its Web sites in the U.S. and Canada for almost half an hour. Source: http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2289922/amazon-outage-us-and-canada-service-fail-takes-down-82-domains August 20, Threatpost – (International) Sirefef malware found using Unicode right-to-left override technique. A variant of the Sirefef malware was found to be using a known Unicode righ... read more.

  • August 21, 2013

By Gotham, Posted in Security

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: August 19, SC Magazine – (International) Fake Adobe Flash Player update extension serves salacious spam ads. A fake Adobe Flash Player update extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari browsers has been found in a widespread campaign that injects spam ads onto regular Web sites. Source: http://www.scmagazineuk.com/fake-adobe-flash-player-update-extension-serves-salacious-spam-ads/article/307835/ August 19, Help Net Security – (Internati... read more.

  • August 20, 2013

By Gotham, Posted in Security

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: August 19, SC Magazine – (International) Fake Adobe Flash Player update extension serves salacious spam ads. A fake Adobe Flash Player update extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari browsers has been found in a widespread campaign that injects spam ads onto regular Web sites. Source: http://www.scmagazineuk.com/fake-adobe-flash-player-update-extension-serves-salacious-spam-ads/article/307835/ August 19, Help Net Security – (Internati... read more.

  • August 20, 2013

By Gotham, Posted in Security

August 16, Softpedia – (International) Outbrain hacked by Syrian Electronic Army, CNN, Time, and Washington Post impacted. Members of the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) hacktivist group used phishing emails to compromise the systems of content recommendation service Outbrain, which enabled the group to redirect some visitors of the Washington Post, Time, and CNN to the official SEA Web site August 15. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Outbrain-Hacked-by-Syrian-Electronic-Army-CNN-Time-and-Washington-Post... read more.

  • August 19, 2013

By Gotham, Posted in Security

August 16, Softpedia – (International) Outbrain hacked by Syrian Electronic Army, CNN, Time, and Washington Post impacted. Members of the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) hacktivist group used phishing emails to compromise the systems of content recommendation service Outbrain, which enabled the group to redirect some visitors of the Washington Post, Time, and CNN to the official SEA Web site August 15. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Outbrain-Hacked-by-Syrian-Electronic-Army-CNN-Time-and-Washington-Post... read more.

  • August 19, 2013

By Gotham, Posted in Security

August 15, Softpedia – (International) Frutas RAT used in targeted attacks against high-profile companies in Asia and Europe. Researchers at Symantec identified a cybercriminal campaign targeting high-profile Asian and European organizations in the mining, finance, telecoms, and government sectors that utilizes the Frutas remote access trojan (RAT) to collect information for future targeted attacks. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Frutas-RAT-Used-in-Targeted-Attacks-Against-High-Profile-Companies-in-... read more.

  • August 16, 2013

By Gotham, Posted in Security

August 15, Softpedia – (International) Frutas RAT used in targeted attacks against high-profile companies in Asia and Europe. Researchers at Symantec identified a cybercriminal campaign targeting high-profile Asian and European organizations in the mining, finance, telecoms, and government sectors that utilizes the Frutas remote access trojan (RAT) to collect information for future targeted attacks. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Frutas-RAT-Used-in-Targeted-Attacks-Against-High-Profile-Companies-in-... read more.

  • August 16, 2013

By Gotham, Posted in Security

August 14, The Register – (International) Philips’ smart lights left in the dark by dumb security. A researcher published a paper showing how the Philips Hue “smart lighting” system can be easily compromised and controlled by an attacker within wireless network range due to poor authentication methods. Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/08/14/switch_off_your_neighbours_lights_with_an_app/ August 14, Help Net Security – (Texas) Hacker hijacks baby monitor camera, terrorizes family. A couple in Hous... read more.

  • August 15, 2013

By Gotham, Posted in Security

August 14, The Register – (International) Philips’ smart lights left in the dark by dumb security. A researcher published a paper showing how the Philips Hue “smart lighting” system can be easily compromised and controlled by an attacker within wireless network range due to poor authentication methods. Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/08/14/switch_off_your_neighbours_lights_with_an_app/ August 14, Help Net Security – (Texas) Hacker hijacks baby monitor camera, terrorizes family. A couple in Hous... read more.

  • August 15, 2013