Monday, October 06, 2008

Researcher finds server with stolen FTP credentials

An Israeli researcher has uncovered a criminal server containing the FTP account credentials for nearly 100,000 legitimate websites across 86 countries, including the U.S. Postal Service and several universities here.

Of the 200,000 credentials the criminals were storing, the criminals deemed 107,000 to be valid and some 80,000 led to web content, he said. More than 60 percent were associated with web servers in Europe, but many U.S. organizations were victimized, including the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and the University of Southern California.

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