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Windows 7: Botnet hijacking reveals 70GB of stolen data

19 May 2009   #1
dmex

 
Botnet hijacking reveals 70GB of stolen data

Security researchers have managed to infiltrate the Torpig botnet, a feat that allowed them to gain important new insights into one of the world's most notorious zombie networks by collecting an astounding 70 GB worth of data stolen in just 10 days.

During that time, Torpig bots stole more than 8,300 credentials used to login to 410 different financial institutions, according to the research team from the University of California at Santa Barbara. More than 21 percent of the accounts belonged to PayPal users. Overall, a total of almost 298,000 unique credentials were intercepted from more than 52,000 infected machines.

Botnet hijacking reveals 70GB of stolen data • The Register


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19 May 2009   #2
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Thanks for the information,
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19 May 2009   #3
andych

Windows 7 RTM Ultimate - Activated (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dmex View Post
Security researchers have managed to infiltrate the Torpig botnet, a feat that allowed them to gain important new insights into one of the world's most notorious zombie networks by collecting an astounding 70 GB worth of data stolen in just 10 days.

During that time, Torpig bots stole more than 8,300 credentials used to login to 410 different financial institutions, according to the research team from the University of California at Santa Barbara. More than 21 percent of the accounts belonged to PayPal users. Overall, a total of almost 298,000 unique credentials were intercepted from more than 52,000 infected machines.

Botnet hijacking reveals 70GB of stolen data • The Register
Holy snapping duck s*#t that is a lot of Identity fraud right there....
Watch all the Tin Foil hats come out now....lol
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19 May 2009   #4
M0rph3us

vista and windows seven
 
 

Uhm... unfortunatly this doesn't suprise me. As P2P downloading becomes popular for making it easier for web hosts and bandwit, it also allows the ease of camoflouging literally any kind of new trojan, virus, etc into someones torrent.
But ya this **** is kinda crazy.
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