Researchers at Websense have warned that the ‘Youandaids HIV/AIDS portal for Asia Pacific’ - a division of the UN AIDS initiative became the target of new hacker technique yesterday.
The method scans for multiple un-patched Microsoft vulnerabilities in an aim to install a back-door Trojan, according to Joel Camissar managing director A/NZ at Websense.
“Rather than looking for one exploit – which is the norm - it looks for several and hones in on one to then install a Trojan horse,” said Camissar.
First discovered on 17th August, the technique was used to attack a prominent Indian bank and a US biotechnology company, said Camissar.
“And this campaign is hosted by the same group,” he added.
UN AIDS site target of new 'vulnerability scan' attack
By Negar Salek on Aug 29, 2007 9:57AM
Hackers compromise a United Nations’ Asia Pacific AIDS information site using an emerging malicious technique which scans for multiple vulnerabilities.
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