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The slow brute zombies are back

Apr 14, 2009, 12:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter N. M. Hansteen)

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"It turns out I was wrong. Returning to my log summaries after taking a few days off from log data (yes, easter is big here, even moves geeks sometimes to take time off) I find data with almost exactly the same profile as last December's series.

"This can only mean that there were enough successful attempts at guessing people's weak passwords in the last round that our unknown perpetrators found it worthwhile to start another round. For all I know they may have been at it all along, probing other parts of the Internet far from my unfasionable backwaters.

"Anyway, they are most certainly back. A summary of the data so far follows in the concluding section. Please note that I would be very interested in communicating with other parties who see similar activity in their logs, and if you are responsible for one or more of the systems identified or you know who is, I urge you to take appropriate action."

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