Friday, December 14, 2007

Malware, Compromise Issues Get Worse With iPowerWeb

Dan Goodin writes on The Register:

A moment of narcissism by a blogger who covers kink, multiple sex partners and other topics has uncovered a sophisticated attack that secretly installed malware on end user machines by compromising thousands of websites maintained by a large webhost and ginning search results on Google.

Ipower, a US-based webhost at the center of at least one previous wide-scale breach, is once again having to explain why it was hosting a fleet of sites that redirected visitors to sites that attempt nasty drive-by installations. The company's CEO said in an email the problem has been fixed, but as of press time we were still able to identify Ipower-hosted sites that were redirecting to malicious servers.

More here.

Background here.


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