Cyber-crooks Intrude Opera Networks

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Jul 05, 2013 01:37 am PST

Opera, situated in Norway, and creator of a Web-browser that’s extremely popular worldwide, recently declared one network intrusion of a rather frightening type that cyber-criminals attempted on it. In a recently-released brief advisory, Opera stated that its experts, on June 19, 2013, detected, stopped and contained the attack. And though administrators managed to wholly sanitize the network as also still required unearthing any clue about user data getting seized, there were yet certain worrying consequences of the breach.

The advisory explained that the attackers managed in acquiring one-or-more software authorization certificate of Opera that was old and obsolete which they actually employed for authorizing their own malware. Consequently, they were able to disseminate that malware, which wrongly looked as Opera Software-published alternatively looked as the Opera Web-browser. The advisory added that on June 19, 2013, thousands of people working on Windows during 1.00-1.36 Universal Time and using Opera possibly mechanically received as well as downloaded the malware. published this dated June 27, 2013.


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