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A FOREX trading website has been contaminated with a malicious Java applet that is designed to install malware on the systems of visiting surfers. The targeted website is a popular FOREX (foreign exchange market) website called "Trading Forex" (tradingforex.com). The website remains contaminated as of Thursday lunchtime …

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For a moment

I thought they had hacked the FourEcks trading site (operated from Didjabringabeeralong no doubt (or was that Bugarup))

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Re: For a moment

No worries, mate, she'll be alright...

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china launching 'currency' trading in London Friday 30th

believe the chinese launch a limited start to currency trading in London on Friday the 30th

seems approproiate timing to work out who's buying their 'product'

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Re: china launching 'currency' trading in London Friday 30th

I don't believe this is related.

To start with, Chinese hackers aren't so clumsy as to ask potential victim to install a rootkit alongside with required .NET runtime.

More importantly, it is in China interest to let the liquidity build up on the exchange, rather than scare the users away.

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apache on win32

The first time I see "Apache(Win32)" in the webserver's token. The question is how did the website get compromised.?

It identifies itself as "Apache/2.2.22 (Win32) PHP/5.4.5" .So one would only guess poorly designed php scripts, or the good ol' malware friendly Microsoft OS (0-day?), or that the hacker is a part time admin of the said website, or the use of "passw0rd" as the strong admin password. Could it be all four?

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