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TWIH: Infected computers and racy domains

This week’s stories range from the taking down of one of the largest botnet infections in history to the coming auction and interesting history of one of the web’s premier domain names.

Government scrutiny ups security ante

Server security for hosts ranging from the high-end firms that oversee the web site of the American Central Intelligence Agency to private companies like PayPal has become a topic at the forefront of conversation in the IT industry following a slew of attacks on various high-profile web sites this past week.

TeliaSonera interrupts connection with Real Host

TeliaSonera, a Nordic telecommunications provider, has officially dropped its connections with Latvian-based Real Host. The decision was made after it learned about allegations on the web host company that its hosted sites are distributing botnet software. Among other suspicious activities are stealing credit card data and using an Adobe Flash vulnerability to infect computers of […]

3FN protests FTC shutdown

Web host 3FN is countering the FTC’s claims of hosting and actively participating in the distribution of botnets, spam, and child pornography. The spokesperson of 3FN said that it may have been targeted by FTC due to associations with the Ukraine’s reputation of hosting malicious files and online crime.

Torpig botnet hijacked; 70 GB of data recovered

Researchers from the University of California have successfully hijacked the Torpig botnet. They found that the botnet contained 70 GB of data that was collected in a 10-day period. The data included system data and sensitive banking information. The botnet, which infected approximately 180,000 machines, was hijacked by exploiting its “domain flux” component.

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