MySpace infection!

By jobeard
Nov 12, 2007
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  1. November 11, 2007 (IDG News Service) -- The widely reported problems with pop singer Alicia Keys' MySpace.com profile have been cropping up on the social networking site for nearly two weeks and are likely to continue, a security expert said Friday.

    Chris Boyd, a researcher at FaceTime Communications Inc., blogged about the problem on Oct. 31 and has tracked a number of musicians' MySpace profiles that have been compromised since then.

    As with the Alicia Keys hack, which was discovered Thursday by Exploit Prevention Labs, these pages try to install malicious software on the victim's PC. If the victim's software is not fully patched, this can happen silently, but if that fails, the sites will tell the victim that he needs to install a video coder/decoder. That file is actually malware, researchers say.

    See the article for details
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