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[News] [Rival] CIA, PayPal Under Attack from Microsoft Windows Zombies Army

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] CIA, PayPal Under Attack from Microsoft Windows Zombies Army
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 03 Feb 2010 11:54:18 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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CIA, PayPal under bizarre SSL assault

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| The "massive" flood of requests is made over 
| the websites' SSL, or secure-sockets layer, 
| port, causing them to consume more resources 
| than normal connections, according to 
| researchers at Shadowserver Foundation, a 
| volunteer security collective. The torrent 
| started about a week ago and appears to be 
| caused by recent changes made to a botnet 
| known as Pushdo.


Botnet sends fake SSL pings to CIA, PayPal, others

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| Pushdo downloads different Trojans onto 
| infected machines and has been used to send 
| spam as part of the Cutwail spambot, 
| according to Stewart. It is comprised of 
| about 300,000 infected PCs and the operators, 
| believed to be located in Eastern Europe, are 
| leasing out its usage to criminals, he said.


Botnet Targets Major Web Sites With Junk SSL Connection



Cyber war is coming, the impact could be huge

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| CBS News reports that cyber war is a
| reality that, according to cyber experts,
| the US will have to be prepared for - and
| soon.


Cyber War: Sabotaging the System


Bot herders hide master control channel in Google cloud

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| Cyber criminals' love affair with cloud
| computing just got steamier with the
| discovery that Google's AppEngine was
| tapped to act as the master control
| channel that feeds commands to large
| networks of infected computers.



Bots rule in cyberspace

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| USA TODAY REPORTS that on an average day, 40 per cent of the 800 million
| computers connected to the Internet are bots used to send out spam, viruses
| and to mine for sensitive personal data.


Botnets Running Rampant

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| How much money is being stolen by cybercriminals? No one knows, and no one
| even knows how to go about coming up with that number, IronPort's Peterson
| said.


Online banking fraud 'up 8,000%'

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| The UK has seen an 8,000% increase in fake internet banking scams
| in the past two years, the government's financial watchdog has warned.
| The Financial Services Authority (FSA) told peers it was "very concerned"
| about the growth in "phishing".


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