Hackers, Scammers Hide Malicious JavaScript On Web Sites


Hackers and scammers have suddenly turned to a new technique to hide malicious JavaScript on compromised or criminal sites, a security researcher said Thursday.

According to Dan Hubbard, the senior director of security and research at Websense, a family of obfuscation routines with the umbrella name of "JS/Wonka" has spread wildly in the last few weeks.

"For whatever reason, the number has just skyrocketed since the last of September," said Hubbard. "There are 10,000 unique sites using this exact same method. The strange thing is, they're completely different types of sites." Security Pipeline | Hackers, Scammers Hide Malicious JavaScript On Web Sites

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 20th October 2005 9:55PM