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Offline p2p rules

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Researchers identify command servers behind Google attack
« on: January 14, 2010, 09:04:29 pm »
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VeriSign's iDefense security lab has published a report with technical details about the recent cyberattack that hit Google and over 30 other companies. The iDefense researchers traced the attack back to its origin and also identified the command-and-control servers that were used to manage the malware.

The cyber-assault came to light on Tuesday when Google disclosed to the public that the Gmail Web service was targeted in a highly-organized attack in late December. Google said that the intrusion attempt originated from China and was executed with the goal of obtaining information about political dissidents, but the company declined to speculate about the identity of the perpetrator.

Citing sources in the defense contracting and intelligence consulting community, the iDefense report unambiguously declares that the Chinese government was, in fact, behind the effort. The report also says that the malicious code was deployed in PDF files that were crafted to exploit a vulnerability in Adobe's software.
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Security experts say Google cyber-attack was routine

Offline DaBees-Knees

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Re: Researchers identify command servers behind Google attack
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2010, 09:15:56 pm »
Training their talents for other purposes no doubt !!!! Some governments worry about pirates while other governments hone their skills for silent spying and cyber attacks if needed.   :yes:

Offline Trestor

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Re: Researchers identify command servers behind Google attack
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2010, 02:07:45 am »
With friends like these ...




Offline GhostShip

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Re: Researchers identify command servers behind Google attack
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2010, 10:24:42 am »
Whats being missed here is that the big news has nothing to do with google and all to do with siphoning off US tech data, something worth a whole lot more than google.

http://siblog.mcafee.com/cto/operation-%E2%80%9Caurora%E2%80%9D-hit-google-others/

No only google but a whole host of companies have been targetted many in the vital silicon vally area in the US and some are feared to have had their most private tech data compromised and the trail seems to point to the Chinese governement, if this is the case we can expect the crap to start hitting the fan soon.  

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