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HackersCybercriminals are heavily used in their illegal activities of the Joint European domain .eu, the report said the British antivirus company Sophos. “The number of malicious domains .eu growing. Many malicious domains were registered in November to distribute a set of exploits Blackhole”, – said Fraser Howard, anti-virus specialist Sophos.

Blackhole is a set of Web-based attacks exploits targeted at different browser vulnerabilities and plug-ins, such as Adobe Reader, Flash Player or Java Plug-in to infect users’ computers. The latest wave of attacks recorded by Sophos, cyber criminals attacked randomly selected .eu-domains, trying to place them malicious code. In addition, the attackers use specially registered domains to attack the computers of end users. A significant number of malware .eu-domains have been registered with the Czech Republic.

“The life of such domains is small, each specific to the server name indicates only a short period of time, after which the organizers determine the domain to the new server. Overall, this technique is customary for such an attack, because it makes it difficult to close a particular server and filtering traffic due change IP-addresses “- says Howard. (more…)