Amazon EC2 cloud service hit by botnet, outage | Security – CNET News

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December 11, 2009 2:07 PM PST
Amazon EC2 cloud service hit by botnet, outage
by Lance Whitney
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The folks who run Amazon’s EC2 cloud service must be happy the week is nearly over.

The cloud-based EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) was kept jumping this past week by two incidents: a compromised internal service that triggered a botnet, and a data center power failure in Virginia.
On Wednesday, security researchers for CA found that a variant of the infamous password-stealing Zeus banking Trojan had infected client computers after hackers were able to compromise a site on EC2 and use it as their own C&C (command and control) operation.
Don DeBolt, Director of Threat Research for CA Internet “

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