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Monday, June 6, 2005

 

Hackers plot to create massive botnet

`Computer Associates has warned of a co-ordinated malware attack (CMA) described as among the most sophisticated yet unleashed on the net. The attack involves three different Trojans Glieder, Fantibag and Mitglieder in a co-ordinated assault designed to establish a huge botnet under the control of hackers. CA reckons that access to the compromised PCs is for sale on a black market, at prices as low as five cents per PC.

CA security researchers reckon the three items of malware have been combined to maximise the potency of the overall assault. [..]’




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