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Post: #1   PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:10 am Reply with quote
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CHICAGO, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aladdin Knowledge Systems today announced that the Aladdin eSafe Content Security Response Team (CSRT) has uncovered significant new details surrounding the eBay botnet attack it first discovered on Monday.

The attack, which is one of the first of its kind to employ extremely complex, multi-stage attack methods, performs a distributed and covert brute force attack on eBay accounts in an effort to obtain personal information and/or items sold/purchased via the eBay site. Two new details provided by the Aladdin eSafe CSRT were made available this afternoon:

Threat employs phishing - Aladdin researchers identified cases where victims have entered their credentials in phishing sites controlled by the attackers, giving further opportunity for the attackers to quickly gain access to an even larger number of accounts. The phishing operation appears to be ongoing and continues to collect user information. Aladdin researchers have validated cases in which the botnet collected active eBay account details..... [Read More]

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It is fortunate that Yahoo now offers users the ability to have an unlimited number of secondary email addresses which can be used for specific purposes. If one or more of these gets discovered by phishers or scammers you can close that address down & substitute another

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