Thursday, March 10, 2011

031011.8--Message for Today: Telecommunication, Internet

It seems like we will be experiencing a telecommunication failure, including the Internet.


Anonymous said...

LizaMoon Pay-Up Scareware Spreads To 500,000 Sites
Mark Long, Mark Long, Fri Apr 1, 4:50 pm ET

Websense Security Labs has updated its Tuesday alert concerning a malicious mass-injection scareware campaign it has dubbed LizaMoon -- an SQL injection attack that adds a line of JavaScript code to web pages that redirects users to a bogus web page that rotates on a periodic basis. Based on Google search results Thursday, more than 500,000 URLs had a script link to, which has since been changed, Websense said.

Though search results aren't always great indicators of the scope of an attack -- Google search lists each unique URL rather than each domain or site -- they do provide some indication of the scope of the problem when the numbers go up or down, Websense observed.

"We have also been able to identify several other URLs that are injected in the exact same way, so the attack is even bigger than we originally thought," Websense security analysts wrote in a blog Thursday. "All in all, a Google search reveals over 1,500,000 URLs that have a link with the same URL structure as the initial attack."

Anonymous said...

Cyber attack jams Brazilian presidency's website

Wed Jun 22, 5:50 pm ET

BRASILIA, Brazil – A cyber attack blocked traffic to the website of the Brazilian presidency and two other government sites on Wednesday, authorities said.

The self-styled Brazilian branch of the Lulz Security hacking collective claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Lulz members have claimed responsibility for recent attacks on the site of electronics giant Sony, along with the CIA web page and the U.S. Senate computer system.

The Brazilian president's office said in a statement that attacks on the website of the presidency, along with the nation's internal revenue service and a government portal began around 12:30 a.m. and lasted until 3 a.m.

The government said it stopped the hackers from obtaining data from the websites, but that the attacks made them inaccessible for about an hour.

Hours later, people who claimed to be Lulz members said on Twitter that they had taken down the website of oil company Petrobras, whose website was down Wednesday afternoon. Petrobras would not confirm whether the problems with its website were caused by an attack.

On a Twitter page in the name of the Brazilian branch of Lulz, posters justified the apparent attack on the Petrobras website by complaining about the price of gasoline in Brazil.

"Wake up Brazil! We no longer want to buy gas at 2.75 to 2.78 reals ($1.73 to $1.75) and export for half of that price!" stated one tweet from the group.