Bofra exploit tied to 'massive botnet'

Tuesday, 23 November 2004, 8:38 AM EST

The attack on ad-serving company Falk that redirected some Reg readers on Saturday towards a site running malicious code may be part of a much bigger attack.

Security site vitalsecurity.org reports that a group of hackers - perhaps a criminal gang - is hacking web servers across the net and installing root kits that dynamically inject code into the pages served from the compromised web servers. The injected code effectively serves as a "front door" to a series of compromised hosts controlled by cyber criminals. These rogue hosts are running exploit code that takes advantage of the IFRAME vulnerability in Internet Explorer exploited by the recent Bofra worm.

By John Leyden at The Register.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Emerging cloud threats and how to address them

Posted on 15 September 2014.  |  Public and community clouds can be appealing targets for hackers looking to disrupt or steal information from scores of organizations with one successful strike. Here are some emerging security threats and issues cloud providers and their clients should be aware of.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Tue, Sep 16th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //