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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > U.S. Treasury Sites Hacked to Spread Malware

U.S. Treasury Sites Hacked to Spread Malware

U.S. Treasury Sites Hacked to Spread Malware

Added: Sunday, May 9th, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
This news would definitely leave you stunned as like other cases of hackers hacking big sites and playing with it and stealing information, it’s quite different and more surprising. This time US Treasury site was infected by the Internet players (Hackers). Now its proven and no evidence is needed regarding the fact that none is safe now. The highly skilled hackers would get you somehow somewhere and anytime.

Three websites of U.S. Treasury Department were hacked first and after that malware started infecting the visitors and the same has been noticed by a researcher at AVG, Roger Thompson when he saw it and found that the Hackers played on them this time and even very badly.

Thompson observed the whole case and found that an ordinary piece of HTML which was barely able to be perceived was embedded by the hackers that turned the site upside down by redirecting the users to a Ukraine based site with the help of a procedure with which one site is embedded inside another that’s *iframe*.


Eleonore Exploit was the name of the pack that was used in that malware pack that’s is available in a commercial manner and the same was the thing that was used in the embedded HTML piece that played the whole of 3 sites and spreaded malware in the site.

The interesting thing about that pack or we can call it a kit of exploitation of the site, was the methods and the ways that it used to takeover the site and tried to get into the PCs of the visitors even through the flaws in Adobe Reader.


The site took a deep breath of aliveness when that malware was screwed up from the sites and was successfully terminated on late night of Monday.

The IT staff has now become sharper as they are now well aware of the recent case and trying to work harder and prepare themselves for the future.

Meanwhile, the site is prohibiting people for visiting the Treasury site and requesting them to avoid as much as they can just for their safety from malware and urging in a strong manner not to open up the site even if you want to watch the epic video of the new $100 bill. Instead, watch it out on YouTube as its present there and its safe to watch it there instead of getting ur PC be infected by visiting the Treasury Site for watching that video.

Who is the next target now?



May 9th , 2010

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Date:  Sunday, May 9th, 2010

Comments (10) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2010-05-09 12:59:42)
Rockman avatarHopefully the next target will be MPAA and then all other anti P 2 P groups we have hope . .

posted by (2010-05-09 13:07:16)
dslbandit avatarNow that the Digital Economy Bill has passed Friday (5-8), I hope these guys start targeting the real threats to the internet. Time for the real experts to make the real criminals pay!

posted by (2010-05-09 13:58:35)
EMUworld avatarRockman..LOL..well said..

posted by Site FriendXbox (2010-05-09 15:00:59)
Painless avatarRockman I LOVE YOU :)) :))

posted by Turtle (2010-05-09 18:21:22)
D4T4 avatarI'm with Rockman all the way on this one. How do we contact this A-Team? LOL

posted by (2010-05-09 20:54:46)
diaablo avatargood read,im also wit rockman

posted by (2010-05-09 23:39:39)
kottonface avatarWow....stuff like this never ceases to amaze me. One can only hope Rockman...one can only hope. Good read EMU and thanks SaM for the post. :)

posted by (2010-05-10 00:03:29)
Rockman avatarMight I then suggest that our A team of hackers then lay waste to the RIAA, Then IRS ! ? i will never give up hope . .

posted by (2010-05-10 02:41:27)
Brynn217 avatarWell.. I also agree, go after the ones that are causing the problems... but why would they say You-tube was safe...

In my spare time I fix computers, and I have had ALOT infected the exact same way from video's watched off You-Tube... that site I have been telling people to stay away from or be extremely careful with... embedded code can be streamed in from just about anywhere... and the best targets are the most popular ones..

posted by Blocked (2010-05-10 08:12:55)
menahunie avatarI agree with Bryan217 100%.
What I see from some of the stupid posts are laughing at the Treasury Site getting "Hacked".
What these people are missing was the Treasury Site wasn't really hurt; BUT THE USERS like you and I. These people who were infected had NOTHING TO DO WITH THE GOVERNMENT.
People are still under the miss information they have to click on a link or open an attachment to get infected - NOT ANY MORE.. This has been the case for YEARS...
The problem on how this keeps happening many times is PEOPLE ARE JUST PLAIN LAZY. YOU have to have security software installed and KEEP IT UP TO DATE...
I have gotten infected computers and the client whines they have security software installed and since I INSTALLED IT I SCREWED UP - NOT.
I pointed out to then the software wasn't updated as I TOLD THEM IT NEEDS TO BE. One client had never updated their software for a year...

Now days all you have to do is JUST VISIT A MALWARE SITE TO GET INFECTED.

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