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Hacked Site of Texas National Guard Pushes Malicious Content

Roger Thompson, Chief Research Officer of Czechoslovakia-based security agency AVG Technologies, confirmed on September 18, 2008 that cyber criminals hacked into the Texas National Guard (TNG) Website. They attempted to distribute counterfeit anti-spyware software via the hacked site to infect users with a rootkit, as reported by ComputerWorld on September 18, 2008.

Roger Thompson also indicated that only those pages of the Website were affected which lacked proper patches. The pages, based on Google Cache along with screenshots, apparently the HR section as well as reports from the Recruiting and Retention section, were attacked.

The technique of infection begins by quietly diverting users to a Website called add-block-plus.net, which then diverts them to a number of other ...

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