[ISN] At Facebook, zero-day exploits, backdoor code bring war games drill to life

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/02/at-facebook-zero-day-exploits-backdoor-code-bring-war-games-drill-to-life/ By Dan Goodin Ars Technica Feb 10 2013 Early on Halloween morning, members of Facebook’s Computer Emergency Response Team received an urgent e-mail from an FBI special agent who regularly briefs them on security matters. The e-mail contained a Facebook link to a PHP script that appeared to give anyone who knew its location unfettered access to the site’s front-end system. It also referenced a suspicious IP address that suggested criminal hackers in Beijing were involved. “Sorry for the early e-mail but I am at the airport about to fly home,” the e-mail started. It was 7:01am. “Based on what I know of the group it could be ugly. Not sure if you can see it anywhere or if it’s even yours.” Early on Halloween morning, members of Facebook’s Computer Emergency Response Team received an urgent e-mail from an FBI special agent who regularly briefs them on security matters. The e-mail contained a Facebook link to a PHP script that appeared to give anyone who knew its location unfettered access to the site’s front-end system. It also referenced a suspicious IP address that suggested criminal hackers in Beijing were involved. “Sorry for the early e-mail but I am at the airport about to fly home,” the e-mail started. It was 7:01am. “Based on what I know of the group it could be ugly. Not sure if you can see it anywhere or if it’s even yours.” […] ______________________________________________ Visit the InfoSec News Security Bookstore Best Selling Security Books and More! http://www.shopinfosecnews.org




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