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Have you ever done something, realised how stupid or embarrassing it was and then looked about to see if anyone watching? Did you get away with it?

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(, Thu 27 Jan 2011, 15:49)
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Easy enough
'Well, unfortunately having let your employees run riot on the public share, you picked up a trojan. I have done what I can but there may be some data loss'.

Just out of curiosity, what was the script supposed to do? Not that I'm any expert, but a delete command with a variable target seems like a really bad idea under any circumstances.
(, Fri 28 Jan 2011, 8:39, 2 replies)
It would parse public administration auctions website, pick some products that the company was selling, placing not very competitive bids just to stay in the game and trick the competition then, seconds before the end, place the lowest bids the company was able to sustain and make a profit.

It was quite a smart system doing scraping, product and bid analysis and concurent HTTP requests from multiple interfaces (IPs).

It worked like a charm until they introduced CAPCHA checks.
(, Fri 28 Jan 2011, 18:16, closed)
Windows trojans don't affect Linux servers, just some shares. I has to justify the reinstall bit.
(, Fri 28 Jan 2011, 18:21, closed)
Understood. Fair enough.
Bit more sophisticated than the time my older brother didn't understand my younger brother was joking when he told him to format his hard drive to get rid of his temporary internet files.
(, Mon 31 Jan 2011, 9:18, closed)

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