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Researchers Used Honeynets to Know About Hackers’ Techniques

According to the news published by darkREADING on December 18, 2008, German security researchers at the laboratory of University of Mannheim had discovered over 300 crime servers that were filled with stolen credentials belonging to over 170,000 people.

The study reports disclose that the researchers established "honeynets" (distributed dummy computers in networks) that were arranged to be systematically hacked. The idea behind setting up honeynets was to accumulate intelligence regarding the attack methods of the hackers. They also deliberately infected the systems with trojans designed to steal data. These trojans belonged to two separate groups of keylogge...

» SPAMfighter News - 12/31/2008

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