Hackers obtained lists from some private computers

Hackers obtained lists from some private computers
Hackers obtained lists from some private computers

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By Yoo Jee-ho
JoongAng Daily
July 15, 2009

Seoul investigators said lists of files from so-called "zombie" 
computers used during the recent cyber attacks have been leaked to 
hundreds of outside servers, and that authorities are trying to 
determine if actual files were transferred.

While no major hacking attack was reported yesterday, the National 
Police Agency=E2=80=99s Cyber Terror Response Center and the Korea Information 
Security Agency were busy analyzing 27 zombie computers, or the ones 
that had been infected with malicious code without the owners=E2=80=99 
knowledge. These computers served as the unwitting sources for the 
distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks last week.

Investigators discovered that some lists of the computers=E2=80=99 "Documents 
and Settings" and "Program Files" had been sent to outside servers. 
Following the DDoS attacks last week, files in about 1,200 zombie 
computers were deleted, but no file data appeared to have been leaked.

The investigators said they=E2=80=99ve located 416 such servers in 59 countries, 
including 15 servers in South Korea. Police said they=E2=80=99ve blocked access 
to those 15 servers and have confiscated 13 of them for further 


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