Hosting sites help hackers recruit 'zombies'

Discussion in 'News' started by tripwire45, Jul 28, 2005.

  1. tripwire45
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    Hosting sites help hackers recruit 'zombies'

    Web sites offering free hosting services are increasingly being used by hackers to store and distribute malware, according to Internet security firm Websense. The company said yesterday it had noticed an "alarming" increase in the first two weeks in July in the use of free Web space services for distributing malware such as keyloggers, Trojan horse downloaders and spyware.

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    1. Jakamoko
      Looks like a bum link there, Trip (unless ZD's servers got compromised by those same malware :biggrin ) - shame as that may affect us at work :(
    2. Phil
      :hhhmmm I managed to read it gav
    3. Jakamoko
      Cheers Phil. I was just about to edit my post - I finally got it too - took about 3+mins for that to come good tho. :rolleyes:
    4. tripwire45
      I don't think it's there site per se. I've had trouble connecting to several sites. Early this morning, I couldn't hit Yahoo or TU at all and a few hours ago, CF timed out.
    5. Jakamoko
      Wow, glad you said that, Trip - I've noticed the Net is [email protected] tonight (over the last 2 hours anyway) Mind you, not helped by my ADSL dropping out more often than I'd like - bloody ISPs !!!

      Anyone else notice a slow Net tonight ?
    6. tripwire45
      I got an IM asking if I could get to TU just now. Wonder if there is a DDoS attack running around out there or something?

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