Malware Mashup is Monstrous
Attackers phish for Monster users; Ellison aces real estate deal."They did the mash, they did the monster mash," droned the dulcet-toned Drudge as a pal told him about the ongoing attacks against Monster.com and its users. The employment Web site itself claims the attack is called "Infostealer.Monstres," but security experts say it isnt just a vanilla hack, but rather a malware mashup that includes data theft, phishing and Trojan horse attacks. Armed with the contact information from Monsters employer accounts, the resume robbers have launched phishing attacks on Monster users. The pal said that USAJobs.com, a resume posting site for federal jobs that uses Monsters technology, has also been breached. "Me-ouchfolks usually arent exposed to that kind of corruption until after they get a government job," guffawed the Grimalkin. Spence and his pal cursed the annual September invasion of college students to Beantown as they dodged an overloaded U-Haul truck that swerved onto the curb in front of them. The duo soon ducked into Crossroads Irish Pub in Bostons Back Bay, more to escape the collegiate chaos than to simply imbibe. After ordering a round, the pal told Spence that Oracle boss Larry Ellison reportedly bought the Malibu Racquet Club recently.
"Big deal. When he isnt buying tech companies, Larrys been buying chunks of Malibu, no?" queried the Kitty. The pal acknowledged that Larry had indeed been buying restaurants and real estate in Malibu, but this time rumor has it that Larry wants to team up with former tennis star John McEnroe to turn the club into a world-class tennis academy. "If true, dya think both their egos could fit on the court?" laughed the Lynx. The pal also asked Spence if hed checked out FakeLarryEllison.blogspot.com, a faux blog in the style of the popular FakeSteveJobs blog. "Yeah. My favorite entry had Fake Larry detailing how he grows bonsai marijuana plants," said Spence.