Wikipedia used to spread malicious code

A Wikipedia page has been used by hackers in an attempt to spread malicious code.

The entry for the W32.Blaster worm in the German version of the popular online encyclopedia was altered to include false information about a new version of the Lovesan/MS Blaster worm, with links to a supposed fix. The fix was actually a piece of malicious code, according to antivirus vendor Sophos.

It's not clear how long the vandalized page was live, but the editors of moved quickly to delete the links once they were discovered.

News source: C|Net News

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