Mariposa Botnet

Mariposa Operators Did Not Use Cookie Stuffing

According to the researcher who helped take down
Mariposa, the operators who purchased the bot software from the
man known as “Iserdo” and then built Mariposa, for some
reason didn’t opt for the feature, which he offered for 200 euros, even
though it would have increased their potential profits. Read the full article. [Dark Reading]

It seems that the HTC Magic phone distributed by Vodafone in Spain that security researchers discovered recently was pre-loaded with the Mariposa bot client was not an isolated incident after all, as the concerned party had claimed. An employee of another Spanish security vendor found the same malware pre-installed on the same model phone this week bought directly from Vodafone.

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