tomk at unwired.com.au
Sun Mar 29 20:28:01 EST 2009
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> stephen at melbpc.org.au
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> Subject: [LINK] GhostNet
> Brenda forwards,
> > http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00001636.html
> > has a good explanation of the conficker/downadup worm
> 'Vast Spy System Loots Computers in 103 Countries'
> (Nb1, "Ghostnet, can turn on cameras and audio-recording
> functions ..") (Nb2, no mention, in either news reports, re
> specific operating systems)
> by JOHN MARKOFF nytimes.com Published: March 28, 2009 (also)
> TORONTO - A vast electronic spying operation has infiltrated
Ghostnet is not exclusively Chinese.
Our perambulations in this field would indicate that the dissemination
of the malware is achieved by phishing organisations that are funded by
others...... With reports going back to the funders of interesting
Think Fagan - Oliver Twist.
Interestingly - we just offerred a major accounting firm an interdiction
potential against this type of activity - and their response was that it
was not part of their core business.
We live in interesting times.
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