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Virus writers go for Olympic gold

Tuesday Aug 12th 2008 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff

Back-ends left open to superbly over-muscled Trojan.

[From The Register]

Websites carrying news of the Olympic games have been targeted in a new wave of SQL injection attacks. Vulnerabilities in sites including New Delhi Television Limited's NDTV.com have been booby-trapped with exploits designed to install malware onto users' computers.

NDTV is syndicating AFP’s Olympic content but has failed to secure its back-end databases, leaving the site vulnerable to attack. Other news sites have made similar mistakes, leading hackers to take advantage and push a variant of the Asprox botnet Trojan, net security firm Sophos reports.

The article continues at http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/08/12/vxer_olympics/

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