Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

By Gotham
Posted in Security
On August 21, 2013

August 20, – (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:

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 right-to-left technique to disguise entries in infected machines' registries as legitimate ones. Source:

August 19, IDG News Service – (International) Attackers use Ramnit malware to target Steam users. Trusteer researchers found a new variant of the Ramnit financial malware being used to steal login credentials for the Steam gaming service. Source:

August 19, Threatpost – (International) Microsoft reissues MS13-066 Windows Server patch. Microsoft reissued an August security patch for Windows Server 2008 after correcting a regression issue that could cause some servers to stop working. Source: