Mass Host Hack Bigger than First Thought, Hits 10,000 Sites
Jan 22, 2008, 13:45 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gregg Keizer)
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"A large-scale hack of legitimate Web sites to infect visitors'
PCs is much more massive than first thought, researchers said
today. At least 10,000 sites have been compromised, and have
hijacked unpatched systems that steered to their URLs.
"On Monday, Mary Landesman, a senior security researcher at
ScanSafe Inc., said that she had uncovered hundreds of sites which
had been hacked and were feeding exploits to visitors. Today, Don
Jackson, a senior researcher with Atlanta-based SecureWorks Inc.,
said the number was considerably larger..."