''This is a complicated, sophisticated attack,'' says Ken Dunham, director of malicious code at iDefense, a security intelligence company based in Reston, Va. ''This appears to be designed to ultimately steal credit card and identity theft information, which can then be sold ... There could be hundreds of thousands of victims at this point.''
Dunham says the attack was coordinated by the HangUp Team, a hacker group in Russia -- the same group supposedly responsible for the Korgo worm family. ''They're making a lot of money of this,'' says Dunham. ''And they have a serious backend market for peddling information.''See the complete story on eSecurity Planet.com.