”This is a complicated, sophisticated attack,” says Ken Dunham, director of malicious code at iDefense, a security intelligence company based in Reston, Va. ”This appears to be designed to ultimately steal credit card and identity theft information, which can then be sold … There could be hundreds of thousands of victims at this point.”
Dunham says the attack was coordinated by the HangUp Team, a hacker group in Russia — the same group supposedly responsible for the Korgo worm family. ”They’re making a lot of money of this,” says Dunham. ”And they have a serious backend market for peddling information.”
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