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SANS Institute: Alert: Large Criminal Hacker Attack on Windows NT E-Banking and E-Commerce Sites

Mar 09, 2001, 07:31 (37 Talkback[s])

"In the largest criminal Internet attack to date, a group of Eastern European hackers has spent a year systematically exploiting known Windows NT vulnerabilities to steal customer data. More than a million credit cards have been taken and more than 40 sites have been victimized."

"The FBI and Secret Service are taking the unprecedented step of releasing detailed forensic information from ongoing investigations because of the importance of the attacks."

"The information was released to the SANS community a short timebefore it was made available to the general public so that you can be sure your systems are safe."

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