‘Here You Have’ Hacker Iraq Resistance Rails Against Koran-Burning Pastor
September 13, 2010
(ChattahBox Technology News)—A pesky email worm, with the subject line “Here you have,” infected a number of corporate networks on Thursday. The worm contained some nasty malware, such as keylogging and backdoor trojans. An anti-American hacker known as “Iraq Resistance” has taken credit for the email virus, boasting, “I could smash all those infected but I wouldn’t.” Good to know.
The email worm contained a link that when clicked, ran a malicious script infecting the unfortunate recipient’s computer. NASA, Disney and Proctor and Gamble were among the entities affected last week.
Iraq Resistance also posted a video on YouTube, using a computer program to conceal his voice, taking credit for the “Here you have” worm, while mentioning that his actions were not as bad as the deranged Florida pastor who threatened to burn copies of the Koran on 9/11.
PCWorld writes that it’s believed Iraq Resistance is using his notoriety as the “Here you have” worm hacker as a recruiting tool for his cyber hacking gang:
SecureWorks Researcher Joe Stewart believes that Iraq Defense is a Libyan hacker who is trying to gain followers for a cyber jihad hacking group called Brigades of Tariq ibn Ziyad.
Tariq ibn Ziyad was the eighth century commander who conquered much of Spain on behalf of the Umayyad Caliphate. Iraq Resistance’s YouTube video has a Spanish theme too. It shows a map of Andalucia, and Iraq Resistance lists his location as “Spain” in his YouTube profile.
The worm was not particularly sophisticated, but it caused problems for a number of U.S. servers and accounted for about 10 percent of all email spam on Thursday.
Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons/Lethalman/Hacker looking at a green glowing computer.