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House Harkonnen; the Spice wasn't enough


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#1 ElfBane

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 03:36 AM

Cyber crime news from Europe,,,  http://www.zdnet.com/12-years-old-and-finally-over-is-the-harkonnen-operation-the-longest-running-malware-campaign-so-far-7000033619/?s_cid=e539&ttag=e539&ftag=TRE17cfd61 .


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Posted 16 September 2014 - 04:55 PM

 

...How were the hackers able to get away with it for so long? One of their secrets — and the one that eventually gave them away — was that they didn't contact a server until they knew exactly what they wanted."They were after very specific items, so their method of operation was to swoop in and get out very quickly in the hope that nobody would notice,"...And it worked for over a decade — until the hackers made the fatal mistake of violating their own rules, and "stayed on our client's server a little too long — long enough that their activity was noticed,"

 

Moral of the story....Never break the rules.


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