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Friday, August 24, 2007

Stolen Monster Data Put to Bad Use

The Trojan horse used to steal personal data from sends targeted spam seeking recruits for money laundering jobs. The Trojan responsible for stealing more than 1.6 million personal records from uses that information to build targeted spam that offers recipients lucrative, but illegal, money laundering jobs.

Symantec fingered Infostealer.Monstres for using stolen log-ons to run automated searches that have collected information on hundreds of thousands who have posted their resumes on the job search site. also announced Wednesday that it had found the hacker controlled server used to store the resume data ripped off by Infostealer.Monstres. Monster has identified and shut down a rogue server that was accessing seeker contact information through unauthorized use of compromised legitimate employer client login credentials.

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