Monster.com data may have been looted weeks ago

Friday, 24 August 2007, 8:54 PM EST

The phishing attacks and Trojan horse infections that rely on personal information stolen from Monster.com to dupe recipients have been going on for weeks, perhaps months, according to reports by security researchers.

Although Symantec only announced on Aug. 17 that it had found a hacker-controlled server containing contact information on 1.3 million Monster.com users, traces of that information can be found in messages trying to infect PCs with ransomware as early as the first week in July.

At Computerworld.

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