The malicious bot attempting to compromise gift cards

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The malicious bot attempting to compromise gift cards
« on: March 27, 2017, 06:34:39 PM »

GiftGhostBot - the malicious bot attempting to compromise gift cards across 1,000 websites
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A malicious bot is seeking to compromise gift cards purchased and activated by consumers across nearly 1,000 websites.

Researchers at Distil Networks first detected the bot, which they've nicknamed "GiftGhostBot", on 26 February 2017. As part of the discovery, the San Francisco-based security firm detected a huge spike in activity targeting many of the largest brands in the world. Some of these websites saw over 4 million requests per hour on their gift card pages alone.

So what is GiftGhostBot trying to do?

https://www.grahamcluley.com/giftghostbot-malicious-bot-attempting-compromise-gift-cards-across-1000-websites/

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