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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