Trend Micro falls victim to Web hack

Posted on Monday, March 17, 2008 @ 13:01:03 CET in Security
by Raven

From Trend Micro falls victim to Web hack

It’s not much fun when one of your security vendors falls to a Web attack. Infoworld reports that TrendMicro was a victim of a recent Web attack that used legit sites to deliver malware.

According to InfoWorld Trend Micro removed the infected pages from its Web site. While the attack is unfortunate for Trend Micro at least it had company.

McAfee says almost 200,000 Web pages have been compromised in a little more than a week.

Here’s what McAfee had to say:

The attack seems to have started more than a week ago, and nearly 200,000 web pages have been found to be compromised, most of which are running phpBB. This contrasts yesterday’s attack in that the vast majority of those were active server pages (.ASP). The ASP attacks are different than the phpBB ones in that the payload and method are quite different. Various exploits are used in the ASP attacks, where the phpBB ones rely on social engineering. phpBB mass hacks have occurred in the past, including those done by the Perl/Santy.worm back in 2004.

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