Caching servers store malicious code

Caching servers used by leading search engines have become malicious code repositories, according to a report published yesterday.

The study found when the website containing the code is removed, the malicious content it holds remains stored on the caching servers used by ISPs and leading search engines leaving businesses vulnerable to spyware, trojans and other security threats.

The report, published by Finjan, also revealed that cyber criminals are increasingly using Web 2.0 platforms to upload their malicious code to popular websites, allowing them to infect online users. News - IT Security News - SC Magazine UK

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 12th October 2006 2:36AM