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Password-stealing Hackers Infect Thousands Of Web Sites


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Posted 13 March 2008 - 10:12 PM

From: "Password-stealing hackers infect thousands of Web pages"
By Robert McMillan, IDG News Service

Hackers looking to steal passwords used in popular online games have infected more than 10,000 Web pages in recent days.

The Web attack, which appears to be a coordinated effort run out of servers in China, was first noticed by McAfee Inc. researchers on Wednesday morning. . .


http://www.computerworld.com/action/articl...;intsrc=hm_list

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 10:15 AM

More information on Password-stealing Hackers Infect Thousands of web sites from
McAfee's Avert Labs Blog
"Another Mass Attack Underway"
by Craig Schmugar

. . .On the heels of recent iframe attacks, we are currently tracking another mass compromise. This attack . . . exploit[s] several vulnerabilities, including:

* MS06-014
* RealPlayer (ActiveX Control)
* Baofeng Storm (ActiveX Control)
* Xunlei Thunder DapPlayer (ActiveX Control)
* Ourgame GLWorld GlobalLink Chat (ActiveX Control)


http://www.avertlabs.com/research/blog/ind...ttack-underway/

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 10:42 AM

Additional information from "Trend Micro hit by massive Web hack"

By Robert McMillan, IDG News Service

. . .Security vendor Trend Micro has fallen victim to a widespread Web attack. . . If the code is successful, it then installs a password-stealing program on the victim's computer that looks for passwords for a number of online games, including the "Lord of the Rings Online."


http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/03/14/...Web-hack_1.html

Edited by Orange Blossom, 14 March 2008 - 10:58 PM.
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