Attacks on Unpatched IE Flaw Escalate

More than 200 Web sites -- many of them belonging to legitimate businesses -- have been hacked and seeded with code that tries to take advantage of a unpatched security hole in Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser to install hostile code on Windows computers when users merely visit the sites.

In an update to its Security Response Web log, Microsoft security program manager Stephen Toulouse said the attacks Redmond is seeing against the IE flaw "are limited in scope for now and are being carried out by malicious Web sites." Security Fix - Brian Krebs on Computer and Internet Security - (

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 28th March 2006 12:23AM