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New Trojan appears to attack VeriSign

A Trojan program has emerged in Australia that may be triggering a concerted assault on VeriSign’s domain name. Sophos’ antivirus team has confirmed that it is in the preliminary stages of analysing a new Trojan that may be linked to an organised attack on VeriSign’s domain name servers. Paul Ducklin, head of technology, Sophos Asia-Pacific, said the Trojan, dubbed Qhost1, seduces the user into going to a Web site that exploits a security vulnerability in Internet Explorer and inserts malicious code onto the victim’s personal computer. Sophos’s revelation coincides with unconfirmed reports from a source within the technical ranks of one Australia’s major ISPs of a spike in support calls from customers whose DNS server settings had been tampered with, in what appears to be an orchestrated attack on Internet security giant VeriSign. Full Story

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