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that we hear about these stories only in the UK, or is there a specific problem in the country? I don't know about other countries, but you never hear about such stories in France. Is it that they are better hidden, or that they do happen less?

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by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Wed Jan 28th, 2009 at 08:51:46 AM EST
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Inasmuch as the system was compromised through psyops rather than outright rigging the software, I'd expect it would be more common with English-language websites.

It may just be because I don't go to that many French or German websites, but virtually all the spam I get - including phishing attempts and poorly masked trojans - are in English.

So if the problem is that one of their root users has been hoodwinked (and if their security software is even remotely up to snuff, that almost has to be it), I'd think that the fact that their sysop speaks English is a vulnerability.

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Wed Jan 28th, 2009 at 02:28:11 PM EST
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