[ubuntu-uk] Phishing and linux
Ammonius.Grammaticus at googlemail.com
Wed Oct 3 07:22:59 BST 2007
I'm not sure what to make of comments about phishing sites I came across
"These things are incredibly sophisticated, and when they take over a
computer, most [users] don't know it," he said. "With every single
phishing site [Washington Mutual has] shutdown, not one person was aware
been aware that their machine was compromised and used for phishing.
That includes university servers and company servers and personal PCs
and all sorts of things."
More interesting is that most of the compromised machines were not
Windows machines. "The vast majority of [the phishing sites] we saw were
on rootkit-ed Linux boxes, which was rather startling. We expected a
predominance of Microsoft boxes and that wasn't the case."
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