[thelist] Server hacked?

Ken Schaefer Ken at adOpenStatic.com
Fri Jul 10 23:45:43 CDT 2009

I work for a bank. Lots of banks (and companies that use them) use file transfer systems (including FTP) to send files around. However these are generally not on public networks.


From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Bill Moseley [moseley at hank.org]
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On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 8:55 AM, Shannon Hubbell <brundlefly at gmail.com>wrote:

> Are you using FTP?
> http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Security/Trojan-Swipes-FTP-Credentials-for-Major-Companies-in-Malware-Attack-340752/

> Security researchers have uncovered a cache of stolen FTP credentials
> belonging to a variety of corporations, including Symantec, McAfee, Amazon
> and the Bank of America.

I haven't used FTP in years.  Why in the world would Bank of America have
any FTP servers?

(although a key logger could just as easily capture any type of access)

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