Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

By Nancy Rand
Posted in Security
On August 25, 2015

August 21, Securityweek – (International) Thousands of hacked WordPress sites abused in Neutrino EK attacks. Security researchers from Zscaler discovered a malware campaign in which cybercriminals have compromised over 2,600 WordPress 4.2 and prior web sites in August by planting malicious iframes with redirects to Neutrino exploit kit (EK) landing pages. The Neutrino landing page exploits Adobe Flash Player vulnerabilities to inject CryptoWall 3.0 ransomware on victims’ computers. Source

August 20, Agence France-Presse – (International) New data leaked from ‘cheater’ site Ashley Madison. Vice Media reported that Impact Team hackers released 20 gigabytes (GB) worth of data August 20 related to a July Ashley Madison discrete dating web site breach. The release, containing internal corporate data and emails, follows an August 18 data dump of 32 million emails and user account information from the web site. Source

Nancy Rand

Nancy Rand

Nancy has more than 20 years’ experience in information technology and security, solving business issues and implementing best-practice solutions that support organizational objectives. Her expertise includes leveraging, optimizing, and implementing diverse technology platforms, and management of large-scale technology projects.