October 01, 2009 | SC Media

Print Issue: October 01, 2009

Letters

Letters

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Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Magazine

Leaving users unscathed after M&A

Information security as an industry sees a profusion of mergers and acquisitions. But one interesting effect from it is the need to re-evaluate the variety of business practices under which each individual business once operated before the transaction, so that refinements and more sweeping changes can be implemented and followed after they merge.

Threat of the month: Clampi/Ligats

Clampi (aka Ligats or Ilomo) is an information theft botnet. The malcode is a multicomponent tool that injects code into running processes, alters the PC’s configuration and, once established, begins to harvest and send sensitive information from the PC to its handlers.

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