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A massive brute force attack, lasting for more than a week, threatens to compromise eBay's userbase

If the Monster.com compromise last week got you down, wait until the full details of eBay's current battle come to full light.  It's not been publically confirmed by eBay representatives, but the company is at war with a zombie network.

According to an interview with security experts on eWEEK, the botnet is hammering away at eBay in an attempt to brute force its way into accounts with financial and personal information. Aladdin Knowledge Systems claims this attack has been underway for at least one week.

 

The zombie infection itself seems to be very complex and designed to be loaded in pieces. Apparently 300 or so infected websites are disseminating the virus to visitors that use those websites. The virus then goes out to the web and pulls several pieces of information it needs to attack the eBay accounts.


Aladdin Knowledge Systems claims there are 4 or 5 stages to the Virus to gather everything it needs to launch and participate in the attack. It is currently unknown how many machines are infected and participating in this attack.  Aladdin Knowledge Systems first noticed the botnet attack when it was discovered by their eSafe SecureSurfing product that is marketed to ISP's to monitor and filter infected websites.

 

Additional details, including any database compromises, have not been disclosed.



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RE: myspace as well
By Lazarus Dark on 9/5/2007 6:27:18 PM , Rating: 4
I finally caved a couple weeks ago an got a myspace after resisting for so long. I still hate myspace. But it's free and all the bands that I like, that's the only place to get samples of their music and contact them. It serves a purpose I'm afraid. I tried Facebook, but I hate it, mostly cause it's less anonymous.

But the amount of spam on myspace is ridiculous. And last week, one of my friends accounts was hacked and they sent out links to virus sites to everyone.


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