March 22nd, 2002, 04:18 AM
+10000 systems compromised via irc & im
Social Engineering Attacks via IRC and Instant Messaging
Release Date: March 19, 2002
Systems running Internet Relay Chat (IRC) or Instant Messaging (IM) clients
The CERT/CC has received reports of social engineering attacks on users of Internet Relay Chat (IRC) and Instant Messaging (IM) services. Intruders trick unsuspecting users into downloading and executing malicious software, which allows the intruders to use the systems as attack platforms for launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. The reports to the CERT/CC indicate that tens of thousands of systems have recently been compromised in this manner.
I used to be With IT. But then they changed what IT was. Now what I'm with isn't IT, and what's IT seems scary and weird." - Abe Simpson
March 22nd, 2002, 04:42 AM
Always with the bad news... Don't you ever sleep????
Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it.
- Samuel Johnson
March 23rd, 2002, 05:23 PM
That is bad news but if you download the im clients from another site but it's own, it's most likely to contain a possible backdoor or trojan horse.
March 23rd, 2002, 05:33 PM
I mean What are we supposed to do about this guy? I tried....I really did.
*Washes his hands of JRocs blood.
It is better to be HATED for who you are, than LOVED for who you are NOT.
THC/IP Version 4.2
March 23rd, 2002, 05:42 PM
FINE IF EVERYONE ****ING HATES ME I'LL QUIT OKAY MAKE EVERYONE HAPPY OKAY?????????