A significant number of servers at six or seven large internet website hosting facilities have been compromised in this attack, Paul Ferguson, an advanced threat researcher with Trend Micro, told SCMagazineUS.com. Because each of these servers hosts multiple web domains, "We don't know the scope of how many pages or domains have been compromised," he said.
"Motivation behind cyber attacks nowadays is always driven by money," Guevarra said in her posting. "This is just a first in a long series of e-commerce-related invasions that will occur in 2008, if companies and users don't take extra measures in securing their online businesses.
"Keep your software updated and be extra vigilant in doing business online," she warned.