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Weekend Hack Infects Hosting Servers

The Internet Storm Center (ISC) tracked a large-scale hack over the weekend that infected site-hosting servers, which in turn transformed all the hosted sites into distributors of malicious code. “We have received reports and evidence that a number of companies that provide shared hosting Web servers have had their servers exploited and all of the customer homepages modified so that visitors are attacked,” said the Storm Center’s Daniel Wesemann Sunday in an online posting. It seems that the attack used both direct and indirect means to infect users, said the ISC. In some cases, a script was appended to all home pages of the sites hosted on the compromised servers; the script redirected visitors of those pages to a malicious site (which was offline as of mid-morning Monday), which actually distributed the malicious code. Full Story

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