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Extensive eCrime network targets major organisations

Aladdin Knowledge Systems : 06 October, 2008  (Technical Article)
With hundreds of thousands of large scale servers listed on criminal databases, Aladdin works with law enforcement agencies and CERT to reduce the impact
Criminals have been targeting more than 200,000 servers in government, Fortune 500, and weapons manufacturing.

* 80,000 legitimate sites found to be compromised.
* Credentials to more than 200,000 servers found on criminal server.
* Major overseas weapons manufacturers & USPS.gov among prominent sites compromised.
* Fortune 500 companies, universities, government departments also victims.
* Newly discovered Neosploit 3.1 plays major role.
* Authorities in 86 countries informed, investigating.

Mr Ian Amit, director of security research at Israeli-based Aladdin Knowledge Systems has uncovered an extremely large eCrime operation while researching the newly discovered Neosploit 3.1 hacker toolkit. He says this is an operation on such a grand, global scale that it's noteworthy not only for the millions of those it is compromising, but also the method in which it was discovered. Amit has worked with CERT and numerous law enforcement agencies worldwide to begin informing major affected organizations among the 80,000+ Web sites found to be compromised.
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