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Researchers Hijack Storm Worm to Track Profits

Nov 10, 2008, 16:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Krebs)

"The teams at Berkley and UCSD conducted the experiment by impersonating a key component of the Storm worm network used to hand off instructions from the worm's master control servers to the "worker bots" -- the tens of thousands of infected end-user systems that do all the spamming.

"This allowed them to redirect a subset of the spam to virtual storefronts created by the researchers to mimic the pharmaceutical Web sites advertised by the real Storm spam."

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