Simda Botnet

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  1. newcastlefan

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    The Simda botnet – a network of computers infected with self-propagating malware – has compromised more than 770,000 computers worldwide [1].

    The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in collaboration with Interpol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), has released this Technical Alert to provide further information about the Simda botnet, along with prevention and mitigation recommendations.

    Description
    Since 2009, cyber criminals have been targeting computers with unpatched software and compromising them with Simda malware [2]. This malware may re-route a user’s Internet traffic to websites under criminal control or can be used to install additional malware.

    The malicious actors control the network of compromised systems (botnet) through backdoors, giving them remote access to carry out additional attacks or to “sell” control of the botnet to other criminals [1]. The backdoors also morph their presence every few hours, allowing low anti-virus detection rates and the means for stealthy operation [3].

    Impact
    A system infected with Simda may allow cyber criminals to harvest user credentials, including banking information; install additional malware; or cause other malicious attacks. The breadth of infected systems allows Simda operators flexibility to load custom features tailored to individual targets.

    Apple users don't have to worry since it only affects Windoze users.
     
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    Wut
     
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    im sure more than 1% give a fuck about this froggert
     
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^

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    This changes everything
     
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    Isn't he a wide receiver for the Cowboys?
     
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    Thanks for telling us how to see if our computer's infected and how to remove it if it is. WTF?:mad:

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    [​IMG] :schmoopy:
     
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    He could be a professional tackling dummy.
     
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    :jj: why do you try so hard to make a point? Apple gets plenty of bullshit too these days.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolo...vulnerable-to-virus-that-cant-be-removed.html

    http://www.komando.com/happening-now/303852/update-now-crucial-apple-patch-fixes-serious-flaws

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencet...Lurker-virus-steals-personal-information.html

    http://www.techtimes.com/articles/1...to-infect-over-17000-macs-how-about-yours.htm

    http://www.immortal.org/7263/osx-ios-exploit-iphone-ipad/

    And as the article stated, they target "unpatched computers". As long as let your PC update itself, you're in the clear. It downloads updates in the background and installs them when you shut down your computer, so you have to make an effort to be a target. Again, the end-user's fault, not Windows. Only dumb-asses get their PC infected these days.
     
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    IT ONLY AFFECTS WINDOZE
     
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    That's not how U spell it :fil:
     
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    Meanwhile apple bows to its lord and master China even as its government influenced certificate authority has been proven untrustable. Chrome meanwhile is revoking those certs :coffee:
     
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    Google does plenty of evil shit, too, but when it comes to keeping the internet open and free, I'm very glad they throw their weight around.