February 2015

Google Maps Plugin Vulnerability Leveraged in DDoS Attacks

Hackers are exploiting a known vulnerability in a Google Maps plugin for Joomla to launch distributed denial-of-service attacks against enterprises.
According to Akamai Technologies' Prolexic Security Engineering and Response Team (PLXsert), the vulnerability allows attackers to turn Joomla servers using the plugin into proxies for their attacks. 
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Gemalto Officials Say SIM Infrastructure Not Compromised

Despite leaked documents from the NSA showing otherwise, officials at Gemalto on Wednesday said the company has found no evidence that its SIM card infrastructure was compromised several years ago by the NSA and GCHQ. The company identified a handful of what it called sophisticated attacks in the timeframe in questions, but said none of […]