Last Updated: 2009-09-25 21:48:54 UTC
by Deborah Hale (Version: 1)
A reader called this article to our attention today. It is purported that Google, Yahoo and an possibly other websites were victims of cyber crooks yesterday. It appears that somehow the crooks managed to sneak malware into the syndication services. According to the article in The Register:
"End users visiting sites that used the ad syndication services often saw nothing more than a brief flash as the malware-laced ads caused their browsers to open - and then close - a booby-trapped PDF file. But behind the scenes, the payload installed Win32/Alureon, a trojan that drops a backdoor on infected machines".
Looks like once again simply surfing the net can be deadly to your computer. Just another example of why Anti Virus, IDS and other protective measures are so important to every one.
Deb Hale Long Lines, LLC