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53 Pages, 10 Months, 1295 Infected Hosts, 103 Countries, And They Still Can't Say "Windows Malware"

Mar 31, 2009, 13:03 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"They identified compromised systems by location and IP address, and made a nice pie chart showing the distribution by country. They identified high, medium, and low-value targets. They witnessed machines being profiled and sensitive documents stolen. They witnessed keystroke loggers, and Webcams and microphones activated on the sneak. They learned that the malware that fuels the Ghost Net is spread via Web sites and email attachments. The investigation took 10 months and covered 103 countries.

"After all that, I am puzzled why they would omit such basic information as what software was vulnerable on the infected hosts. It sure looks like a growing trend to not name names, doesn't it. Except when they're blaming end users. Though in this report it appears to be as much political as technological."

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