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FTP login credentials at major corporations breached

"A trojan has reportedly been uncovered that is harvesting FTP login data of major corporations, including the Bank of America, BBC, Amazon, Cisco, Monster.com, Symantec and McAfee.

According to a report in the Friday edition of The Register, Jacques Erasmus, CTO at Prevx, an internet security vendor headquartered in the U.K., discovered a site where a trojan is uploading FTP login credentials from more than 68,000 websites.

Once an individual's PC is infected with the trojan, that user's stored FTP login credentials are harvested. An attacker can then login to the FTP site. The logins are believed to have been stolen during the last two weeks and some are thought to still be valid. "

Read more: http://www.scmagazineus.com/FTP-login-credentials-at-major-corporations-breached/article/139178/


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