Hackers shopping malware network

Hackers shopping malware network
Hackers shopping malware network

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By Shaun Waterman
The Washington Times
October 26, 2010

A hacker group calling itself the Iranian Cyber Army is assembling a 
network of infected computers, and selling it to cybercriminals to 
spread spam and malicious software, according to security researchers.

Aviv Raff, of the computer security firm Seculert, told The Washington 
Times that the group was exploiting a vulnerability in WordPress, a 
popular blogging software program, to gain control of unsuspecting 
Internet users' computers and add them to its network =E2=80=94 known as a 
botnet, or robot network =E2=80=94 of infected machines. He said the botnet, one 
of hundreds controlled by hacker gangs and cybercrime syndicates all 
over the world, could be used to launch cyber-attacks against Tehran's 

Most researchers regard the Iranian Cyber Army (ICA) as "hacktivists" =E2=80=94 
politically motivated pro-Iranian hackers =E2=80=94 and there is no evidence 
they are linked to the Tehran government. Almost a year ago, a group 
using that name attacked U.S.-based social networking platform Twitter, 
and then Chinese search engine Baidu, briefly diverting visitors to 
those Web pages to a different page decorated with an Iranian flag, 
nationalist slogans and anti-U.S. and anti-Israel images.

"We are not sure if they are really Iranians," Mr. Raff said of the ICA, 
"but they are supporters of the Iranian regime."


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