Sounds like a test run for the losers this Tuesday...
A new DDoS Trojan connected with a slew of attacks against Vietnamese blogs has been discovered by SecureWorks.
Dubbed Vecebot, the Trojan drops three files into the ProgramFiles\Common Files\Windows Update Components folder, and then it calls for its remote configuration file, which contains instructions for launching denial-of-service attacks. It also has some basic CAPTCHA-breaking capabilities.
A deeper analysis of the data from one of the victims' systems indicates that a botnet was created using the Trojan and that it consists of somewhere between 10,000 and 20,000 infected computers - the great majority of which are located in Vietnam, and are blogs and forums where people are criticizing the leading Vietnamese Communist Party and contain information about the bauxite mining operations being carried out in the country by China. [...]
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