Texas Company Leads Fight against "Botnets" and "Zero Day Exploits"

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Sentinel IPS, a leader in managed Intrusion Prevention services, was early in the detection of a new botnet-delivered exploit, now making its way across the internet with a vengence. Botnets are armies of infected machines under the command and control of a single person or group. This type of attack, called "SQL Injection," targets online web applications written in ASP, a type of code commonly used by many organizations.

We were amazed to see over 6,000 blocked malicious networks in only one day,. This has to be serious.

Sentinel IPS, a leader in managed Intrusion Prevention services, was early in the detection of a new botnet-delivered exploit, now making its way across the internet with a vengence. Botnets are armies of infected machines under the command and control of a single person or group.

This type of attack, called "SQL Injection," targets online web applications written in ASP, a type of code commonly used by many organizations.

"We first picked up on this fast growing threat after a client reported a spike in SQL Injection alerts on his Sentinel's reporting" says Greg Martin, Director of Information Security for Econet. "We were amazed to see over 6,000 blocked malicious networks in only one day,. This has to be serious."

Further research shows that close to 300,000 websites are compromised and are subsequently hosting dangerous embedded code. Part of the code contains malware which will compromise most people's computers when visiting the infected site. This allows further propagation and continues the attack's growth by causing the victims' PC to join the Botnet. There may be code included in this exploit which scrapes the passwords from the infected machines.

David Lissberger, Econet's CEO, presented the findings to the North Texas High Tech Crimes Task Force and the United States Secret Service in Dallas last Wednesday, June 25, 2008.    "I don't think the 'Bad Guys' should win. As individuals and companies, we all work very hard to build what we have and no one should be allowed to take it away. This is a very clever , well-orchestrated, and targeted attack."

Sentinel IPS customers were protected by the company's proprietary Network Cloaking(tm) technology,but most organizations do not have this type of defense for their networks.

Econet's standard Sentinel IPS appliance installs in minutes and has everything you need for state-of-the-art intrusion prevention in one affordable, fixed monthly fee. Sentinel IPS equipment, support, management, setup, service, updates, and monitoring starts at only $299/Month

About Econet

Econet Inc. is 10-year-old company based in Dallas, TX providing Sentinel IPS, a managed intrusion prevention appliance and leads the way in information security management for small to medium-sized
businesses. For the latest, current research on this exploit, go to http://www.networkcloaking.com.

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