Tourism Sites Suffer ‘Italian Job’ Web Attacks

Thousands of Italian tourism Websites have been hit by a virus that infects the computers of visitors, then slithers through them in search of confidential information.

The attack, known as The Italian Job, has hit over 4,500 websites on travel in Italy. So-called Trojan software is installed on the computers of people visiting the sites, taking over that computer and sending bank records and other data to a server believed to be located in Chicago.

Only those using out-of-date versions of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer are vulnerable to the attack. The attack was apparently launched using Russian software that runs at about $700. It is controlled remotely by its programmers, who can redirect the flow of information if the current server destination is shut down.

This attack got a name HTML_IFRAME.CU and you can see more about it on TrendMicro Website (here and here).

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  1. This will happen because thousan of web developer here doesn’t know what mean take thei brain upgraded, and think that just how to move a mouse is all they need to make good and efficient web sites.

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