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    The BBC Honeypot Project

    Here are the first two articles in a series on what happened to a deliberately unprotected virtual machine. Regrettably there are all too many real machines that are like this - don't let yours be one of them

    Tracking down hi-tech crime

    When we put this machine online it was, on average, hit by a potential security assault every 15 minutes. None of these attacks were solicited, merely putting the machine online was enough to attract them. The fastest an attack struck was mere seconds and it was never longer than 15 minutes before the honeypot logged an attempt to subvert it.

    Trapping hackers in the honeypot

    The download installed automatically and kicked off a tsunami of background downloading. The forensic software we had installed on the honeypot saw it connect to three or four other sites and start downloading from them
    Nick.

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    Here are the next two articles

    Tackling the hackers face to face

    The channels are full of adverts touting stolen goods (credit card numbers), ways to launder the cash extracted from cards and accounts or offering the other services the dedicated cyber criminal needs.
    How to spot a phish
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    And here are the final articles in the series:

    Tips to help you stay safe online

    There are now thought to be more than 200,000 malicious programs in existence - the vast majority of which are aimed at subverting Windows PCs.
    Anatomy of a Spam email
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    To add to this theres a few freeware HoneyPot applications on the latest [247] DVD from PCPlus I just installed HoneyBot to see what happens on my small network [if anything].

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