• Virus Infects 13 Million PCs, Steals Credit Card Numbers

    “Spain Busts Hackers for Infecting 13 Million PCs”

    Users were targeted via a vulnerability in Internet Explorer when they visited websites infected with the malware. Spanish authorities shutdown the Mariposa bot-net on December 23, 2009 although the details of what is being called the “largest cyber-raid to date” are just being released.

    Infection Statistics:

    • 190 countries
    • 40 of the largest financial institutions
    • 50% of 1,000 largest companies