Jan 22 2009

Chinese website infects 1.4 million computers

Published by at 9:49 pm under Chinese Malware,Hacking for money,Other attacks

On the 21st, Rising Anti-Virus issued a security alert to web users that hackers had installed a trojan on the popular ticketing website piaocn.com.  The virus was located on the http://####.706sese.Cn server.  Users, visiting the website to book tickets, could possibly have the malicious software downloaded onto their computer and lose internet game, online banking or QQ account numbers.

The http://####.706sese.Cn website was ranked the number one offender for spreading malware.  In the last week, it had attacked 1.44 million people.

The Rising malicious website monitoring network showed that there had been a recent increase in the number of trojan infected and phishing websites.  On the 20th, Rising’s “cloud security” system had intercepted 6.83 million web users visiting infected websites.  It was highly likely that these people had downloaded trojans and online game stealing trojans.

A Rising security expert said that presently, ticket sales and movie download sites are the primary targets of hackers to install malicious software and that they contained over 80% of all trojans.

Rising reminded users that hackers were especially activity during holidays such as New Year, Chinese New Year, Christmas…etc, when people are getting tickets home, shopping,  and downloading movies.

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4 Responses to “Chinese website infects 1.4 million computers”

  1. harlson 23 Jan 2009 at 4:22 am

    Wow, economy of scale is certainly in effect when it comes to Chinese hackers. I wonder how much a million valid QQ numbers are worth?

  2. Heikeon 23 Jan 2009 at 5:37 am

    Harls,

    Great question harls and one I asked myself just the other day. Well, I think it is about time to answer that question.

    Found out it is probably more for the QQ coins than the accounts. You can sign up for a free account but the QQ coins are actually becoming a quasi dual currency.

    I’ll probably put up a post about this.

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