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‘Hundreds Of Websites Still Infected By Scob Trojan’

Just how many websites have been compromised by last week’s attack of the Scob trojan? A report released today by Cyveillance, a U.S. based ‘provider of online risk monitoring and management solutions’, concludes that 641 sites were still infected with the JS.Scob.Trojan virus as of June 27, 2004. The company says it used its proprietary Internet monitoring technology to visit all known sites running Microsoft Internet Information Services 5.0 (IIS) — the vulnerable software — and identify which ones were compromised. As Cyveillance CEO Panos Annastasiadas points out, “this newest form of phishing is far more devious than email-based attacks since a key-stroke logger isContinue reading‘Hundreds Of Websites Still Infected By Scob Trojan’

Phishing and Keylogging – The Missing Link?

Here’s evidence that ‘phishing’ – the art of conning users into handing over banking and other passwords by fake, but convincing-looking emails and website — may have branched out into viruses and worms. Symantec, McAfee and Sophos have published details of a new virus/trojan called Stawin (also known, because the anti virus people don’t seem to be able to standardise these things, as Keylog-Stawin, Troj/Stawin-or Keylogger.Stawin) which appears to have originated in Russia, and which, once installed, will sniff for any banking transactions from about 30 banks or online payment systems in the U.S., Australia and Canada, and will capture passwords and whatnot which it willContinue readingPhishing and Keylogging – The Missing Link?

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