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Euro 2008 website infected with malware

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by kappa84, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. kappa84

    kappa84 Senior Member Webmaster

    According to SophosLabs, visitors attempting to purchase tickets through the site will be exposed to the malicious script which is embedded in some of the webpages. This malware then attempts to download further attacks from another remote website. Sophos experts advise computer users to be on their guard and ensure their IT security solutions and fully up to date.

    "This is not the first time that hackers have attempted to capitalize on sporting events, and unfortunately in the run up to the competition this summer, we're likely to see more sites like this being hacked, as well as other scams preying on football fans' fervour," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos.

    Sophos products have been proactively protecting against the malware, known as Mal/ObfJS-R, since 31 October 2007, but customers of other vendors' products may need to update their protection

    Read more here: Euro 2008 football ticket website hacked by cybercriminals to infect unwary fans

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