Trend Micro Suffers Web Attack

Of the more than 20,000 web pages affected by a massive internet attack which started earlier this week, security vendor Trend Micro's site was among the victims, embarassing as it may be. Infected sites attempt to install password-stealing programs with a special affinity for online video games onto viewers' computers. Mike Sweeny, a Trend Micro spokesman confirmed that the company's site had been hacked Thursday: "A portion of our site -- some pages were attacked," he said. "We took the pages down overnight Tuesday night -- and took corrective action." Although researchers are still puzzled as to how the attacks took place, the use of Microsoft's Active Server Page (ASP) technology seems to be a common trend among infected sites.

Thanks for the news tip, Choto Cheeta!

View: Full Story on Infoworld

Report a problem with article
Previous Story

Pazera Free PSP Video Converter 1.0

Next Story

Vista SP1 to hit Windows Update Tuesday, reports say

17 Comments

Commenting is disabled on this article.

(theyarecomingforyou said @ #9)
Things like this make me laugh at all the people saying "I don't need an anti-virus because I know how to use a computer and I don't visit dodgy sites".

I don't need an anti-virus and I do visit dodgy sites...why... you guessed it right... use *nix flavor of OS and you will be always grateful to yourself for the switch...

Not smart to say that in this situation

because those people don't even go on Trend Micro and i'm one of them.

I dont have any AV, no viruses, no nothing. 100% gurantee, willing to test that if i run norton right now with all updates and it will give u 0 viruses.


So saying "I don't need an anti-virus because I know how to use a computer and I don't visit dodgy sites"

is still valid because that would aek sense if Neowin got hacked and a virus cmae, then you cuold say that, but Trend Micro is a virus/av/etc associated site so u wouldnt be going there anyways.


So now, I laugh at you, as you sit in the corner like this:

(theyarecomingforyou said @ #9)
Things like this make me laugh at all the people saying "I don't need an anti-virus because I know how to use a computer and I don't visit dodgy sites".

That's nice.

FTA "The JavaScript attack code hosted on these infected Web sites takes advantage of bugs that have already been patched, so users whose software is up-to-date are not at risk."

"Microsoft's Active Server Page (ASP) technology seems to be a common trend among infected sites"
What I've been saying for years... Oh and PWNT. Go well together really

(n_K said @ #5)
"Microsoft's Active Server Page (ASP) technology seems to be a common trend among infected sites"
What I've been saying for years... Oh and PWNT. Go well together really :)

That is a misprint. It is supposed to read:

Microsoft's technology seems to be a common trend among infected sites.

If you please visit the mcafee posted video explanation page, you may see not just your Windows credentials, they target to infect an web URL tracker, a keylogger as well as the trojan unloader for collecting the data !!