Reuters - pony botnet steals bitcoins, ha ha. Quote:
Cyber criminals have infected hundreds of thousands of computers with a virus called "Pony" to steal bitcoins and other digital currencies, in the most ambitious cyber attack on virtual money uncovered so far, according to security firm Trustwave.
Trustwave said on Monday that it has found evidence that the operators of a cybercrime ring known as the Pony botnet have stolen some 85 virtual "wallets" that contained bitcoins and other types of digital currencies. The firm said it did not know how much digital currency was contained in the wallets.
"It is the first time we saw such a widespread presence of this type of malware. It was on hundreds of thousands of machines," said Ziv Mador, security research director with Chicago-based Trustwave.
Trustwave said it believes the crime ring is still operating, though it does not know who is running the group. The company said it has disrupted the servers that were controlling machines infected with Pony, but expects the group to launch more attacks on virtual currency users.
And what does ZeroHedge have to say about this?
ZeroHedge - glorious Mother Russia will destroy Ukraine by limiting food imports.
ZeroHedge - our Soviet handlers announce that American adventurism in the Ukraine is contrary to Russian interests, duh.
ZeroHedge - the Ukrainian revolution is a foul plot funded by the IMF and international Jewry, says Mother Russia.
ZeroHedge - Ron Paul: "I support the glorious Russian motherland in its battle against American imperialism."
When your news website is nothing but a clearing house for Soviet propaganda, you've become a joke.