Pharming Attack Slams 65 Financial Targets

An Internet based attack aimed at about 65 financial targets in the United States, Europe and Australia was shut down after a two and a half day run.

Hackers launched the "pharming" attack on Monday, Feb. 19 and authorities shut it down on Wednesday, according to Dan Hubbard, vice president of security research at Websense, which was tracking the attack. He described it as a sophisticated and multi-pronged attack that involved multiple IP addresses, server sites in four different countries and a deluge of fraudulent spam. Pharming Attack Slams 65 Financial Targets - News by InformationWeek

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