Websense Security Labs ThreatSeeker™ technology has discovered that spammers, in their recent tactics, hackers[updaste] have targeted Google’s well-known blog publishing system “Blogger” aka “Blogspot”. According to Websense Security Labs that spammers are also able break the Google’s Gmail, Microsoft Hotmail, Microsoft Windows Live Mail CAPTCHA and able to create a lot of spam accounts to deliver the spam.
According to the Security company Websense, the entire process of breaking the CAPTCHA is done through the automated applications. These automated applications create a lot of spam accounts on Google’s Blogger platform according to some predefined settings. Google’s Blogger platform also has one CAPTCHA to handle these sort of attacks but attackers developed some [update]advanced algorithms that help them to bypass the process of CAPTCHA and create blogger accounts.
Spammers have managed to create automated bots that are capable of not only signing up and creating Blogger accounts (using spammer account credentials), but also use these accounts as redirector’s and doorway pages for advertising their products and services.
Websense wrote in an entry published on its blog.
Why attackers has choose Google Blogger’s ?
- Blogger is a free.
- Blogger accounts can be used to redirect users to spam website’s. Generally spammers using things like anti-spam website
- Blogger accounts can be used to spread spam using the mails also.
- It may be hard to keep track of accounts as millions of users worldwide are using Google’s Blogger services on a regular basis.
Rate of Blogger’s CAPTCHA break is around 12% to 13 % .
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