Apr 03 2008

Attacks from China infect over 13,000 web pages

Published by at 12:17 pm under Uncategorized

According to Asahi.com:

More than 1,000 websites in Japan and abroad were hacked in March in attacks similar to one that hit Trend Micro Inc., the world’s leading Internet security provider, Internet security entities said.

The attacks, which also affected websites in Britain, Canada and South Korea, apparently came from within China, according to those companies and organizations.

The attack that embarrassed Trend Micro took place on the night of March 9. About 30 Web pages in Japanese and English that list virus information were modified.

The company closed the site on March 12 and reopened it the next morning after correcting the problems.

According to LAC (Little eArth Corp.) Co., a network security company, at least 1,000 websites were manipulated starting March 4, with more than 13,000 pages affected in total.

The attacks used a technique known as “SQL injection” that can manipulate a website database, according to Trend Micro and LAC officials.

LAC officials said judging from IP addresses, the attacks came from within China.

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