Jihadi Website Hacked to Serve Spyware
A visitor, who often accesses 'Shumukh' a Jihadi online site, has alleged that hackers compromised his account and were using if for transmitting spying software onto other people's computers, as per the news from GCN published on September 1, 2011.
Specifically, according to Flashpoint Partners, the visitor claiming his name as "Yaman Mukhadab," on August 28, 2011, wrote on the Internet that somebody apparently was operating his account as well as dispatching messages from it to other visitors. NWS reported this within WIRED on September 1, 2011.
Actually, Mukhadab lately took part in compiling a wish list of extremely high profile U.S leaders planned to be assassinated that possibly has drawn him an incorrect notice such as that of persons faithful towards USA.
He asserts that he first got to know about the hack when he saw several messages his contacts sent as a reply to an apparent e-mail from him. Mukhadab posted that the most hazardous issue about the whole thing was that the contacts told about getting a message from him containing a web-link that they downloaded. According to him, the download carried perilous spyware, which was undetectable with most anti-virus programs. Of course he didn't say how he concluded that.
Meanwhile, it's known that online miscreants often use Jihadi websites for the above kind of pranks as opposed to their Web structures.
At present, therefore, Shumukh's administrators are not being lackadaisical at all. They are warning the recipients of Mukhadab's e-mail for once again formatting their computers' hard drives after removing the message.
Moreover, GIMF (Global Islamic Media Front) urged the website visitors against visiting the web-links given inside any e-mail alternatively hyped on different forums as well as websites, or download their files.
Meanwhile, according to security specialists, the above kind of assault isn't new. During September 2011 beginning, hackers attacked EQ2Flames.com and pushed spyware through it to gain script kiddies. However, they merely managed in inserting malware without actually acquiring additional admission; therefore, the resultant destruction was possibly minimal.
The specialists added that end-users must always use a trustworthy anti-spyware program while keep their computes up-to-date.
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