Moving Targets


Fraudsters deploy Botnets as DNS Servers to Sustain Phishing Attacks Hacker-controlled botnets are running their own DNS nameservers on compromised computers, complicating the task of shutting down malicious sites.Botnets controlled by fraudsters are running their own DNS nameservers on compromised computers, complicating the task of shutting down malicious sites. The technique can keep phishing sites accessible longer by making the nameservers a widely distributed moving target amongst thousands of compromised machines within a bot network. [via Netcraft]

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