Archive for the ‘Hack’ Category

MPack Trojan Attack Claims 10,000 Web Sites

June 19, 2007

Researchers at Trend Micro are reporting that as many as 10,000 Web sites have been infected with malicious code that redirects unsuspecting users to a server booby-trapped with drive-by exploits—part of a wave of attacks originating in Italy and now spreading through Europe.Dubbed the “Italian Job” by Trend Micro, the attack was first uncovered June 15. Legitimate sites were hacked to include a malicious iFrames tag redirecting visitors to servers armed with a tool called MPack, an exploit tool that can target security holes in multiple products.

According to Trend Micro, once a user visits any of the compromised Web sites, the affected computer is directed to another IP address that contains the malicious JavaScript detected by the company as JS_DLOADER.NTJ.

PointerClick here to read about a keylogging variant of a Russian Trojan that dodges anti-virus detection.

The JavaScript attempts to exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in unpatched browsers to download TROJ_SMALL.HCK, company officials said.”

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Modified Xbox 360 Consoles Now Banned From Xbox Live

May 18, 2007

“More than a year has passed since the release of the Xbox 360 DVD-ROM firmware hack to allow the play of backup games and bootleg copies. Those with hacked firmware had the ability to play copied games, mostly burned onto dual-layer DVD recordable discs, even online Xbox Live.

For a while, it seemed that such firmware modifications were undetectable by Microsoft – but that appears to have all changed with the latest Xbox 360 system software released last week.

Word came from the Xbox 360 hacking community that the Spring Update may have the ability to detect those who were playing copied games. More specifically, the system software would be able to determine the legitimacy of the disc in the DVD drive, not necessarily targeting any specific method of modification.

As a pre-emptive measure, hackers released updated disc drive firmware introducing various features, such as disc jitter, in an effort to further the exploit. Such efforts, however, appear to be all for naught, as report on Xbox-Scene indicates that Microsoft is now banning from Xbox Live users with modified DVD-ROM drives, regardless of firmware version.

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