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[Symantec] Anonymous Supporters Tricked into Installing Zeus Trojan

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In 2011, dozens of Anonymous members who participated in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks in support of Anonymous hacktivism causes were arrested. In these DDoS attacks, supporters using the Low Orbit Ion Cannon denial-of-service (DoS) tool would voluntarily include their computer in a botnet for attacks in support of Anonymous. In the wake Anonymous member arrests this week, it is worth highlighting how Anonymous supporters have been deceived into installing Zeus botnet clients purportedly for the purpose of DoS attacks. The Zeus client does perform DoS attacks, but it doesn’t stop there. It also steals the users' online banking credentials, webmail credentials, and cookies.


The deception of Anonymous supporters began on January 20, 2012, the day of the FBI Megaupload raid. An attacker took a popular PasteBin guide, used by Anonymous members for downloading and using the DoS tool Slowloris, and modified it. In this modified version, the attacker changed the download link to a Trojanized version of the Slowloris tool with matching text:

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Interesting to say the least.
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Hmm... serves them right?
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ZeuS is a banking trojan but I am sure anonymous would use VMWARES and VPN's so trojan's do not work well with VPN's, so it's an interesting read nonetheless.
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makes you scratch your head don't it
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This is too good...
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I don't even know what to think about Anon/Lulzsec
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So what if they downloaded a trojan? if they had a antispyware/antivirus program it would haev detected the trojan
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Shame; Too bad what they do is usually the only way to get governments and companies to listen. And before anyone mentions this is the same as terrorism, let me tell you no its not. IF anyone made a terrorist threat against anything for a certain issue itll be addressed quickly and appopriately. If anon made a threat to ddos a government website, its usually taken as an empty threat. It is only after the ddos happens and the media gets a whiff of it before issues anon is trying to get across is finally addressed. Dont believe me look here in Canada; we are trying to become a police state by having isps save your emails and activities, anon made a threat, and they were called script kiddies, and supporters of child porn. And thus VikiLeaks was formed, and now there are going to be amendments to this so called law.
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and by hacktivism, they mean skiddie moralf_____ry.
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Don't know if I should label this as a fail.
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