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Linux Phishing Botnet Statistics Can Be Deceptive

Oct 04, 2007, 23:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chad Perrin)

"The Register reports today, in the article eBay: Botnets are Linux-happy, that eBay's new chief information security officer has noted a surprising trend. Specifically, in his previous employment as the CISO of Washington Mutual, evidence suggested that the majority of phishing attempts targeting Washington Mutual originated on Linux systems.

"The obvious implication is that there are far more compromised Linux systems in phishing botnets than Microsoft Windows systems..."

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