Thursday, June 02, 2005

Hackers, Spammers Partner Up To Wreck Havoc

Gregg Keizer writes in TechWeb News:

A one-two-three assault of disparate spammer and hacker groups in the last 24 hours bodes nothing but ill for users, a security expert said Thursday.

The attack, which involves a new combination of malicious code, shows evidence of "tactical coordination that is unprecedented," said Sam Curry, vice president of Computer Associates' eTrust security group.

Unlike blended threats, which were first popular two years ago -- and in which one piece of malicious code uses multiple tricks or tactics to spread -- this recent attack is a convergence of malware itself and its creators, Curry went on.

"They're collaborating, and making quite an effective parcel," said Curry.


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