Anonymous takes on Sony – PS3 Sites taken Down

Looks like Anonymous has now turned its attention to Sony. According to a recorded message, the attack was revenge for Sony taking legal action against two hardware hackers who modified access to the PS3.

Anonymous took down several Sony websites in the last few days including the Playstation Store and the PSN. But that is not all, Anonymous is trying a new angle with this attack. According to reports, Anonymous is calling for people to physically protest at Sony stores.

It looks like Anonymous is not going away anytime soon. And with their somewhat random selection of targets, it is hard to tell what their next move might be. A solution needs to be found to shutdown Denial of Service traffic. The problem is a lot of the incoming DDoS bot traffic looks like normal traffic on the wire.

 

‘LizaMoon’ Malware attack hits Millions of Small Websites

A website injection attack designed to trick people into installing fake Microsoft support software was discovered last week:

The so-called “mass-injection” attack, which experts say is the largest of its kind ever seen, has managed to insert malicious code into websites by gaining access to the servers running the databases behind the Internet, according to the technology security company that discovered it.

According to a Websense alert, the attacks started with the domain Lisamoon.com, which was created with false information. The attack dubbed “LizaMoon” redirects the user to a fake Microsoft “Windows Stability Center” which then claims that there are problems with your system and offer a software fix for a charge.

Microsoft does not have a “Stability Center” and it is not known yet if this is just an identity theft ring or just a ploy to install malware on unsuspecting users machines.

Always be leery of online anti-virus messages, especially those that appear to auto-inspect your machine and tell you that viruses were detected. Do not click any options in dialogue boxes that may appear, asking if you want to install the software. You best bet is to close the window and if it won’t allow you to do so, use task manager to close the program.