Monday, January 14, 2008

Massive Hacking Attack Hits Hundreds of Sites reports that a massive hack of legitimate UK based Web sites has been spreading malware to visitors' PCs, using a new tactic that has made detection "extraordinarily difficult,". "All of the affected domains either have or have had a relationship in the recent past with Fasthosts, a UK based hosting company" said Mary Landesman, a senior security researcher at ScanSafe Inc..

The hacked sites sites are legitimate URLs, many of which are small mom-and-pop e-commerce sites mainly located in the U.K.

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