[LINK] More on google et al attack

David Boxall david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Sun Jan 17 14:24:55 AEDT 2010

On 16/01/2010 10:14 AM, Jan Whitaker wrote:
> "Google announced Tuesday that it had been the target of a
> <http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/01/google-censorship-china/>"highly
> sophisticated" and coordinated hack attack...
And the primary attack vector was:
Internet Explorer.

> Although the initial attack occurred when company employees visited a 
> malicious web site, Alperovitch said researchers are still trying to 
> determine if this occurred via a URL sent to employees via e-mail or 
> instant messaging or some other method, such as Facebook or other 
> social networking sites.
> Once the user visited the malicious site, their Internet Explorer 
> browser was exploited to download an array of malware to their 
> computer automatically and transparently. The programs unloaded 
> seamlessly and silently onto the system, like Russian nesting dolls, 
> flowing one after the other.

David Boxall                    |  I have seen the past
                                 |  And it worked.
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