Irish Honeynet track credit card fraudsters

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Irish Honeynet track credit card fraudsters

(Business Wire) 27 August 2003

Honeynets track credit card fraudsters

Dublin, Ireland (Business Wire) 25 August 2003 – The number of attacks by the Irish Honeynet recorded continues to grow month after month. In June 2003, the site in 1363 individual attacks. There were 1121 unique IP addresses, to understand the Espion that seeing hackers carry out a certain amount of education, and later they decide again to take further action.

IP addresses suggest that the hackers come from 65 countries around the world, although as always, there is a high probability that the systems have been compromised in some of these countries already and as a springboard for hackers used elsewhere .

A number of ports were targeted, 45 in all, and reiterates the need for companies to ensure that at least one well-designed and well maintained firewall is implemented.


The Irish Honeynet

to Espion, Deloitte & Touche and Data Electronics is set in April 2002, is designed to mimic the Internet infrastructures commonly used by organizations, but there is a? wiredÂ? with sensors to detect, that capture all activities in and out of the system. A Honeynet is not in any way so any traffic applied to it from the Internet is inherently suspicious than from hackers who are deliberately trying to identify and attack systems that are vulnerable.

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In July the Honeynet Project and Honeynet Research Alliance public some of the recent activity of a honey pot in the U.S. that the threats were recorded illustrates made to the information security by hackers.


The Honeynet Project

identified an organized exchange of stolen credit card information linking hundreds of criminals around the world through specialized Internet Relay Chat (IRC) channels and Web sites. These criminals, known as? CardersÂ? Become highly organized and with the help of automated tools to a significant degree. The necessary skills to successfully steal credit card information online, and to successfully sell or exchange such data it has historically been a relatively small number of cards in the possession of the full range of such limited ability.

In April of this year was one of the Honeynet Alliance honeypots is in the Azusa Pacific University in the United States at risk of a Black Hat with a relatively simple and widely used hacking techniques. The members of the Honeynet Project monitored secretly this intruder, as he devotes an IRC channel, the obtaining, verification and exchange of credit card numbers are joined together with matching names, addresses, and everything else a good criminal must begin ordering goods and services illegal.


These channels offer

carding with a sophisticated set of automated response generators of A? botsÂ? The compromise on merchant websites easier. For example, active remote access can be carded on the bota? S databases with the â? CardableÂ? Command to target merchants who will be known to be vulnerable to attacks, access to credit card databases are identified. The “! Exploit” command URLs revealed that a beginner could cut and paste into your browser to known application-level Web server exploit attacks.

Carders focus on targets of opportunity, comes with some risk merchant sites apparently compromised repeatedly. The â? Cca? Command, the command is most often used is a random merchant record from a flat file of stolen credit card and identity information.

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command â? CHKA? is used to verify that a particular credit card number is correct, and â? banka? is used to the bank that issued a particular card to identify. Also, the command one? CclimitÂ? the spending limit on a particular card back. The suspect is extremely disturbing and suggests that some of these chat rooms robots that can interact in real time with credit card databases.

Channel participants are very open about their activities. Almost all traffic is transmitted in one? Clearly felt pen? to conceal on public IRC networks, usually with compromised hosts, whose entry points into the network.

The implementation and use of largely automated tools website attack and compromise, and the acquisition of credit card and personal identity, have reduced power users within the community clutter the entry barriers for this activity and facilitates many others in the commission of fraud and crime. This card represent a growing threat to the financial community, online retailers and individual cardholders.

ICMP protocol â? Â? Friend or foeÂ?

The ICMP protocol has been helpful troubleshooting and reporting tool developed, but it will be attempted by black hats for both reconnaissance and denial-of-service. Our June 2003 data highlighted a significant number of ICMP or ping packets preceding full attack against the Irish Honeynet. This usually happens, the blackhat can glean some information about the target system to perform a more targeted attack, thus increasing the likelihood of success.

One of the most widely used and best understood techniques for discovering the range of hosts that are alive in the targeta? s environment is to perform an ICMP sweep of the entire targeta? s network range. An ICMP sweep, sending a series of ICMP request packets to the target range and from the list of ICMP responses, concludes that certain hosts are alive and with the targeta? S network and is available for further consultation.

ICMP can be used to identify the attackers, the underlying operating system. In some cases only a single packet must use the operating system of the target system to determine. Remote OS fingerprinting is a technique that exploited the fact that different operating system vendors have a slightly different way of dealing with the built in network traffic.

can ultimately mean to disable the use of ICMP on your network that the attacker opportunist move to an easier target. ICMP can be blocked by firewalls and routers, and generally have the effect of your blackhat invisible to the Internet connected hosts, the more experienced. It will also mean that some of the no longer useful and legitimate, error reporting and troubleshooting features available. According to our experience of the â? Prose? the deactivation of this protocol in your network outweigh the â? Consa? and there are many other tools and protocols, the same functionality and features that do not compromise the same level of risk to the safety of your data to deliver.

more information, visit our web page and http://www.espion.ie http://www.deloitte.com/ie/honeynet.

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