Custom built botnet steals eBay accounts

Online auction site eBay has been targeted by identity thieves, who are wielding a botnet that uses brute force to uncover valid account login information, a Tel Aviv based security company said Monday.

The attacks against eBay Inc. may have started as long ago as early August, said Ofer Elzam. He said that he and other researchers at Aladdin Knowledge Systems Ltd. have not been successful in notifying eBay of their weekend findings. Custom-built botnet steals eBay accounts - Network World

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