Wikipedia Article Hijacked By Malware

Malware writers have used a Wikipedia article and special storage features to attempt to plant malicious code on unsuspecting users' systems, the online encyclopedia’s organizers have confirmed.

The incident took advantage of Wikipedia’s policy of openness, which allows anyone to create and modify articles. The attackers created a Wikipedia page that promised a Windows security update for a supposedly new version of the Lovesan/W32.Blaster worm, and pointed to an external site with the seemingly authentic domain Wikipedia Article Hijacked By Malware - Security Feed - Blog - CSO Magazine

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