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Hackers spread credentials for thousands of FTP sites, New York Times among those

Hackers spread credentials for thousands of FTP sites, New York Times among those. Hackers get credentials for more than 7,000 FTP sites and circulated a list in underground forums, according to a security expert Alex Holden, chief information security officer for Hold Security, a Wisconsin-based company that monitors cyberattacks.

Hackers used the credentials for access to the some FTP servers and upload malicious files, including scripts in the programming language PHP. In other cases , they put the files on FTP servers , which include malicious links directing people to malicious web sites.