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Hackers Sweep Up FTP Credentials For the New York Times, UNICEF and 7,000 Others 51

Posted by Soulskill
from the out-of-sight-out-of-mind dept.
SpacemanukBEJY.53u writes "Alex Holden of Hold Security has come forward with a significant find: a 7,000-strong list of FTP sites run by a variety of companies, complete with login credentials. The affected companies include The New York Times and UNICEF. The hackers have uploaded malicious PHP scripts in some cases, perhaps as a launch pad for further attacks. The passwords for the FTP applications are complex and not default ones, indicating the hackers may have other malware installed on people's systems in those organizations."
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Hackers Sweep Up FTP Credentials For the New York Times, UNICEF and 7,000 Others

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