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Chinese Malware Targets Passwords And Log-ins

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Posted 23 November 2006 - 07:20 PM

Half of all malware originating in China during October was designed to steal usernames and passwords, an IT security firm warned today.

By analysing the malware, which was written in a simplified version of Chinese, Sophos reported that 45.2 percent aimed to steal online game log-in information.

A further 7.5 percent was designed to provide the hackers with username and password details for the popular Chinese QQ instant messaging client.

"Given the ever growing popularity of online gaming in China, this is a worrying trend," said Carole Theriault, senior security consultant at Sophos.

"Once hackers have stolen log-in details, they can effectively impersonate the victim in the online world.


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