Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Microsoft Releases The Sharks Cove, A Raspberry Pi Alternative
EA Access for Xbox One Now Available
NVIDIA Rolls Out the GeForce 340.52 WHQL Driver
BlackBerry Strengthens Its Mobile Security Portfolio With The Acquisition of Secusmart
IBM, ACS And AT&T Claim Breakthrough In Elastic Cloud-to Cloud Networking
HP Says Internet of Things Devices Are Vulnerable to Attack
China Starts Anti-monopoly Investigation On Microsoft
Apple's MacBook Pros Now Come With Faster processors And More Memory
Active Discussions
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
Video editing software.
 Home > News > Optical Storage > Russian...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, June 28, 2004
Russian website spreading 'malicious' program shut down


A mysterious computer infection that had spread on the Internet, infecting users when they visited some popular websites and allowing hackers to steal sensitive data, has apparently been tracked down to a Russian website.

Unlike viruses that spread by e-mail, this infection was propagated simply by visiting an infected site, which could install a so-called trojan or keystroke logger that allowed hackers access to the PCs. Various security experts labeled the malicious program Scob, Download.Ject, Toofer or Webber.P.

The Russian website that spread the "malicious" Internet program has been shut down, software giant Microsoft said, adding that users of Internet Explorer are no longer at risk.

"Internet service providers and law enforcement, working together with Microsoft, identified the origination point of the attack in Russia and shut it down on Thursday," Microsoft said in a statement released late Saturday.

The Download.Ject program was not a virus or computer worm, Microsoft said, describing it as a "targeted manual attack by individuals or entities towards a specific server."

Unlike viruses that spread by e-mail, this infection was propagated simply by visiting an infected website, which can install a so-called trojan or keystroke logger that allows hackers access to the PCs, security experts said Friday.

Security experts warned that the program could be used to steal financial information and e-mail passwords.

The company, owned by billionaire founder Bill Gates, said the program "exploited a vulnerability in Internet Explorer to deliver malicious code to visitors of an affected Web site."

"Working with customers and partners worldwide, Microsoft is unaware of any widespread customer impact based on Download.Ject," said the company based in the northwestern state of Washington.

"The originating Web site of attack has been taken offline," Microsoft said.

"Internet Explorer customers are no longer at risk from that particular attack source as of Thursday evening."

Users of Microsoft's "IIS 5.0 Servers that have not been updated with security update MS04-011 are susceptible to this attack," the company said.

Microsoft recommended that customers go to www.microsoft.com/protect to shield their personal computers from infection.

Microsoft said it is working with authorities and other companies to "bring those responsible for this criminal act to justice."

From Yahoo Asia Tech news



Previous
Next
New review added: Philips DVDRW885K DL recorder        All News        MSI announces E7525 Master-S2, the latest high-performance workstation board
New review added: Philips DVDRW885K DL recorder     Optical Storage News      New review added: Philips DVDRW885K DL recorder

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Microsoft Releases The Sharks Cove, A Raspberry Pi Alternative
China Starts Anti-monopoly Investigation On Microsoft
Microsoft's Profit Hurt By Nokia Acquisition, Plans Unified OS
Microsoft Is Shutting Down Xbox Entertainment Studios
Microsoft To Eliminate 18,000 Jobs
Microsoft To Take EU 'Right to be forgotten' Requests
Microsoft To Announce Job Cuts
Microsoft To Take On Chromebooks with $200 Windows Notebooks
Microsoft's Nadella To Announce Company Sharkeup
Microsoft Patches IE In Latest Security Updates
Microsoft's Smartwatch Rumored For October Launch
Microsoft May Use The Lumia Brand Instead Of Surface: rumor

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .