Irish Honeynet attracts Trojan Horses

Thursday, 8 August 2002, 9:51 AM EST

The Irish Honeynet, which was established in Ireland by Data Electronics (then Inflow), Deloitte & Touche and Espion in mid-March, recorded 364 attacks on its server during June. According to those behind the initiative, the period also saw a "massive" increase in the attempted use of Trojan Horse programs, particularly the SubSeven Trojan Horse program.

Trojan Horse programs allow their users to illicitly control a computer remotely and the SubSeven Trojan Horse gives them the ability to see the screen as the computer's user sees it, log all keystrokes (including passwords), and it can be configured to inform an attacker when the infected computer has connected to the Internet. The attacker can then use the infected system to attack other systems.

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