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Security researchers have traced a continuing run of zero-day attacks to the hackers who infamously hit Google and other hi-tech firms three years ago. Symantec has kept close tabs on the hackers behind the so-called Aurora attacks ever since. No other group has used more zero-day vulnerabilities – eight – to further their …

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Sir

El Reg is my main watering hole, if they get you then we're all screwed.

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More news

Scary stuff. I'm just off to the BBC site, to see what Graham Cluely thinks of this...

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Thanks for the Symantec press release.

Has anybody else in academia or the security industry come to the same conclusion?

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Anonymous Coward

Hang em high

This is why all hackers should be hung by their thumbs for a few months until they understand their lapse of good judgment.

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Anonymous Coward

Simple

Switch to Mac or Linux which aren't vulnerable to Viruses or Trojans.

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Re: which aren't vulnerable

You need to keep up with developments.

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Mushroom

Re: which aren't vulnerable

even the mac OSX softwareupdateadmin.dll is vulnerable to a remote buffer overflow

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"...the group must be backed by a nation state or (less probably) a large criminal organisation."

Or perhaps the Chinese or Russians, where there is little distinction...

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We all need to look at this perspectively

It stems from China, so it must be China? Ever heard of a honeypot? (no alot of security researchers havent)

It probably included a russian's code, as it utilised the TDSS rootkit (rather advanced malware including AES-256 crypto)

It seemed to connect to a ukranian control server for DNS....

The majority of 0-day exploits stem from the Netherlands (Remember sasser?)

And there are some really disgruntled ex-employees (or current?) that would enjoy such "revenge" --- Which is rather child like, but this mad worlds full of lots of different types!

So yes, lets play politics, Symantec Labs because thats what you do best from the top down? Engage brain next time and look in the right direction perhaps? Media avenues need to stop pointing fingers fuelling the frenzy too imo!

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