Hackers are staging a massive attack that has breached 10 federal agencies. It involves more than 75,000 computers in 196 countries. The ZeuS botnet offensive goes after passwords, corporate secrets and financial information, and it's spread by infected emails and Web sites. The Wall Street Journal reports the attack started 18 months ago and is still running.
Brian Clarke security expert at c5i Federal stated "The general attack vector is a email dropper – the main problem with infection is truly human error, clicking on links with embedded scripts or malicious pages."