Wednesday, March 4, 2009

No Honor Among Cyberthieves

"Cyber-crooks are not only exploiting security flaws in popular software in order to steal from vulnerable and innocent users. Independent Security Consultant Dancho Danchev describes how vulnerabilities in unpatched releases of the Zeus crimeware kit are being exploited by hackers in order to steal resources from their fellow criminals.

"The security researcher has come across an interesting posting made by a botnet runner, who asks for help to secure his infrastructure after being compromised several times by other hackers. According to his own account, someone hijacked his botnet, composed of over 100,000 compromised computers, by exploiting a vulnerability in the Zeus kit, which allowed remotely injecting a high-level account into the administration panel of the crimeware..."

Read the full article at Softpedia...

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