Cyberwanderer’s Blog

December 17, 2008

Hackers Using Financial Firm and IE Flaw to Infect Computers

Filed under: Technology,World News — cyberwanderer @ 10:32 pm
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Hackers, taking advantage of a serious Internet Explorer security flaw, have accelerated their attack. Unlike past IE security flaw, websites of reputable financial firm are being infected with a simple string of text – ardoshanghai dot com slash s dot js. User doing their banking thinking they are safe are then infected with keylogging spyware software. Security experts were asking people to use other browsers like Firefox. The bloggers and security experts outcry, along with the increased attack, might have prompted Microsoft to release an emergency patch rather than wait until their monthly patch release.

News article:

Microsoft issues emergency IE patch as attacks escalate – The Register

Microsoft Patches serious IE flaw – ars technica

Blogger backlash against Microsoft IE – AdvertisingAge

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