Sunday, December 7, 2008
Network Solutions phishing came before Web attack
A late October phishing campaign may have given online criminals the information they needed to seize control of payment processor CheckFree's Internet domain this week.
On the morning of Dec. 2, attackers logged into CheckFree's domain name registration account at Network Solutions and redirected Internet traffic away from CheckFree's systems to a rogue server located in the Ukraine. During an incident that lasted just under five hours, CheckFree customers trying to connect with the company's Web site were attacked with code that exploited a bug in Adobe's Reader software.
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