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PokerAgent botnet stole over 16,000 Facebook credentials

PokerAgent botnet stole over 16,000 Facebook credentials

Jan 29, 2013
PokerAgent botnet was discovered in 2012 by ESET Security Research Lab, which is a Trojan horse designed to harvest Facebook log-on credentials, also collecting information on credit card details linked to the Facebook account and Zynga Poker player stats. According to  latest report , the botnet is still active mostly in Israel and 800 computers were infected, where over 16194 Facebook credentials stolen. The Trojan is active with many variants and belongs to MSIL/Agent.NKY family. ESET reveal that, the Trojan is coded in C# language and easy to decompile. After deep analyse, team found that the bot connects to the C&C server. On command, Trojan access the Facebook account of victim and collects the Zynga Poker stats and number of payment methods (i.e. credit cards) saved in the Facebook account. Once collected, information sent back to the C&C server. The Trojan is downloaded onto the system by another downloader component. This downloader component was seen on the
Fast Network cracker Hydra v 7.4 updated version download

Fast Network cracker Hydra v 7.4 updated version download

Dec 23, 2012
One of the biggest security holes are passwords, as every password security study shows. A very fast network logon cracker which support many different services, THC-Hydra is now updated to 7.4 version. Hydra available for Linux, Windows/Cygwin, Solaris 11, FreeBSD 8.1 and OSX, Currently supports AFP, Cisco AAA, Cisco auth, Cisco enable, CVS, Firebird, FTP, HTTP-FORM-GET, HTTP-FORM-POST, HTTP-GET, HTTP-HEAD, HTTP-PROXY, HTTPS-FORM-GET, HTTPS-FORM-POST, HTTPS-GET, HTTPS-HEAD, HTTP-Proxy, ICQ, IMAP, IRC, LDAP, MS-SQL, MYSQL, NCP, NNTP, Oracle Listener, Oracle SID, Oracle, PC-Anywhere, PCNFS, POP3, POSTGRES, RDP, Rexec, Rlogin, Rsh, SAP/R3, SIP, SMB, SMTP, SMTP Enum, SNMP, SOCKS5, SSH (v1 and v2), Subversion, Teamspeak (TS2), Telnet, VMware-Auth, VNC and XMPP. Change Log New module: SSHKEY - for testing for ssh private keys (thanks to deadbyte(at)toucan-system(dot)com!) Added support for win8 and win2012 server to the RDP module Better target distribution if -M is used
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Cloud computing best for password hacking !

Cloud computing best for password hacking !

Nov 20, 2010
On-demand cloud computing is a wonderful tool for companies that need some computing capacity for a short time, but don't want to invest in fixed capital for long term. For the same reasons, cloud computing can be very useful to hackers.  A lot of hacking activities involve cracking passwords , keys or other forms of brute force that are computationally expensive but highly parallelizable. For a hacker, there are two great sources for on-demand computing: botnets made of consumer PCs and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) from a service provider. Either one can deliver computing on-demand for the purpose of brute force computation. Botnets are unreliable, heterogeneous and will take longer to "provision." But they cost nothing to use and can scale to enormous size. Researchers have found botnets composed of hundreds of thousands of PCs. A commercial cloud computing offering will be faster to provision, have predictable performance and can be billed to
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