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Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Gumblar virus

New "Gumblar" Virus Making the Rounds | Maximum PC

First detected back in March, the 'Gumblar' attacks have been gaining steam lately, growing by as much as 188 percent in just a single week, ScanSafe warned. Gumblar refers to
a Web attack that plants malicious scripts on normally legitimate
websites, which then redirects Google search results on victims' PCs.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

New Web Site Drive-By Threat

Web Attack That Poisons Google Results Gets Worse - Business Center - PC World

... The attack, which has intensified in recent days, can be found on
several thousand legitimate Web sites, according to security experts.
It targets known flaws in Adobe's software and uses them to install a
malicious program on victims' machines, CERT said.

... Security experts say that if you're using a fully-patched system with
up-to-date security software, you should be protected from these
attacks. To date, they've worked by hitting the victim with malicious
PDF or Flash files.