Dec 29 2008
This year, just as every year, Chinese hackers have been sending out Christmas cards to all their friends. Remember, you’ll probably be getting one for New Year’s too:
Nguyen Minh Duc, the manager of Bach Khoa’s application security group, said that XmasStorm originated in China. Hackers have registered at least 75 domain names relating to the malware campaign’s holiday theme in the last month, including “superchristmasday.com” and “funnychristmasguide.com.” According to WHOIS searches, those domains were registered to a Chinese address on Dec. 1 and Dec. 19, respectively.