I’ve experienced some difficult weeks on my French blog. basically, I’ve been attacked several times by hundreds of different IPs
The main principle of the virus is quiet simple: it contaminates one’s computer, finds the logins and passwords of diverse FTP accounts (through Filezilla, Dreamweaver etc.), tells a botnet wich webiste can be exploited, infects them (thanks to an iframe code) and transmits information to other bots.
Some bloggers have been under attack. They can install http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/antivirus/that will scan their WordPress templates.
This attack is very pernicious, in terms of negative digital influence:
- it focuses on websites/blogs that are very linked together
- it benefits from bloggers’ reputation: you trust a person, so you often visit him/her, so you
- it’s complicated to stop it because it is implemented in internet users’ daily habits : you don’t have to go on a porn website to be touched
In this case, bloggers were the new trojans. Very malicious. When someone uses digital influence in the wrong way.