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Security breach at Web host leaves sites at risk

An administrative error at Web hosting provider Interland Inc. may have caused thousands of hosted sites to become infected with malicious code. Visitors to those infected Interland-hosted sites were in turn vulnerable to having their systems compromised by code that could allow them to be turned into proxy servers, a security expert said last week. Atlanta-based Interland manages over 7,000 servers and hosts more than 250,000 Web sites for predominantly small and medium-size businesses. Jeff Reich, director of security at Interland, last week confirmed that a security breach caused disruptions in service for many of the hosted sites during the last week of August. Full Story

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