back to article Biz bods, politicos, beware: 'BOTS are on the loose, and they're coming for YOU

Businesses and governments in the US, UK, Canada, and India are under assault from a malware-based cybercrime campaign using the Tor anonymizing relay network to hide its authors, say infosec researchers. A strain of malware called Mevade, previously blamed for a massive Tor traffic spike is being used to compromise systems at …

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Anonymous Coward

will those windows users never learn

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it's more likely...

... than troll stopping being boring.

In other news, said botnet attacks have successfully broken into the computers at 10 Downing Street and accessed Mr. Cameron's personal data...

... most of the fields are filled in with "clueless twat".

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However the exact motives and purpose of the campaign – much less who might be behind the cyber-assaults – remains unclear.

But websense says

Websense Security Labs™ researchers have discovered a widespread cybercrime campaign utilizing the Mevade malware that appears to be originating from Russia and Ukraine and primarily targeting the business services, government, manufacturing, and transportation sectors in the US, UK, Canada, and India...The heavy use of attack infrastructure (C2 servers) located in Ukraine and Russia and Mevade malware links this group to a potentially well-financed cyber-crime gang operating out of Kharkov, Ukraine and Russia

Though what mobsters would do with transportation industries is unclear. Though they could use the packaged proxy to sniff out Good Documents.

Luckly, Windows only.

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Did we not have a quote a few days ago on this site from a security expert that said the only reason there is so much Windows mallware is because of the number of Windows boxes out there?

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Apple and Linux viri are rare

Face it, "personal data" of cat video's and pictures of bling are not exactly as saleable as some data

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