More ‘hosts’-games

Johannes Beus
Johannes Beus
Johannes Beus ist Gründer und Geschäftsführer von SISTRIX.

It seems that the QHosts-worm was not the only one to take advantage of the Microsoft Internet Explorer vulnerability. The owner of elict.org seems to be doing something similar. Until recently, the URL http://www.elict.org/awards.html showed up regularly in the logfiles as referrer, which encouraged you to take a look who was linking to you. On that page, they rewrote the hosts-file so that all important Adservers would point to the IP 217.160.92.178. According to the Alexa-Trafficrank, it seems as though this was a rather successful endeavor.

hosts
whois 217.160.92.178
whois elict.org

Update (10.17.): The owner of the elict.org domain has issued a statement on this issue on the Abakus-Internet-Marketing forums.

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