A number of phishing sites have cropped up within the last day using domains previously attributed to the Storm worm botnet. Last fall, Storm was used in a series of pump-and-dump stock spam blasts, including a unique MP3-based spam blast, but researchers at F-Secure don't think the original authors of Storm are necessarily trying something new. F-Secure said Tuesday that "October brought evidence of Storm variations using unique security keys. The unique keys...allow the botnet to be segmented allowing 'space for rent.'" They think phishers are leasing parts of the larger botnet.
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