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Kneber Botnet Strikes, Targets Gov’t Agencies

January 6th, 2011 01:13 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Batblue writes “A botnet fingered for stealing a treasure trove of information last year has struck again, harvesting sensitive documents from dozens of government agencies and contractors, according to a pair of security experts. The botnet, dubbed “Kneber” by Alex Cox, principal research analyst at NetWitness, was behind a campaign of fake Christmas e-mails waged two weeks ago against government workers. NetWitness deals in advanced threat detection technologies, and conducts post mortem network forensics for firms that have been hit with attacks or data breaches.”

Source: Kneber Botnet Strikes, Targets Gov’t Agencies

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