Fort Worth, Texas (ots/PRNewswire)
- C I Host, a global leader in
Web hosting and data center operations, today voiced concern for U.S.
businesses, warning of unprecedented Internet virus attacks on
British Web sites.
Christopher Faulkner, CEO of C I Host, said, "British authorities
have identified as many as 17 Trojan horses in the concerted attacks
- both previously known viruses and newly created -- within the last
two months. The Trojans were hidden in e-mail attachments, and relied
on human error to launch the payloads. It is social engineering 101.
Workers must be educated to prevent the spread here."
The Trojans faked sender addresses from computer files fooling
recipients who then opened the attachment and installed the Trojan
inadvertently. The Trojans reportedly captured competitive and
confidential information, and then forwarded the information to
computers in Asia. It is unknown if that was the final destination,
or if the scheme was to forward to criminals in other regions.
British authorities said most of the attacks were on U.K.
government institutions, and that private companies and even
individuals may also have been targeted. Among its 220,000 Web sites
around the world, C I Host provides hosting services for 15,000 sites
in Great Britain.
About C I Host:
C I Host (www.cihost.com
), based in the Dallas/Fort Worth market,
is a global Web hosting and Internet solutions provider serving
220,000 individual consumers and businesses in 192 countries
worldwide. C I Host's headquarters and Network Operations Center are
in Bedford, Texas, and the company operates additional diverse data
centers in Los Angeles and Chicago. Additional data centers will open
in Newark, N.J. and London this year.
Web site: http://www.cihost.com
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