Confiscated Megaupload domains serving malware




Certain areas of Megaupload which were seized by the US Department of Justice, are lavished with malware. It seems that attackers have access to the name server that the US government used for seizures. and both domains seized by the US government, show banners that often try to entice visitors to install malware on their computers, reports TorrentFreak. The whois data show that refers to a suspect name server that no longer seems to be in the hands of the FBI. The name server currently refers to a system with the Netherlands-based LeaseWeb.

Presumably, the US Department of Justice has lost access to the name server that it uses to store seized domain names. Cybercriminals the domains have now held, though it is still unclear exactly how this could have happened. It is not inconceivable that the name server, called, had expired after attackers saw their chance.

Not only the former Megaupload domains are found in other hands. Also some poker sites that were confiscated by the FBI infected with malware.

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