Hacked Sites Cause Headaches

...Internet gumshoe Harry Sverdlove, a senior research scientist with McAfee SiteAdvisor, has found at least 127 more sites that have fallen victim to identical hack jobs. All 130 of those sites point back to one site that distributes malware to all of them.

Each of the sites, he says, has been hacked by someone with the same modus operandi. The hacker has secretly inserted what is called an "iframe vulnerability" in the site's HTML code, without the site owner's knowledge. When you visit one of the hacked sites, a third party can try to install software onto your PC.

Right now the hackers behind the iframe vulnerability are not distributing malicious code through any of the hacked sites. But at any time, they could flip the switch and start pumping out malware. PCWorld.com - Net Watchdog: Hacked Site Cause Headaches

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 25th July 2006 8:59PM