Google Warns about Malware on Radio 3 Website

Google has found 'suspicious activity' on the BBC Radio 3 homepage and has labeled it 'dangerous'.

It is found that when the user searches for BBC Radio 3 via Google Search Engine, an alert message showed that "this site might harm your system." Clicking on the links takes the user to a screen which cautions that the site may be dangerous and moving ahead would be at the user's risk only, as per the news by webuser.co.uk on September 9, 2010.

Explaining the malicious attack in detail on Google's Safe Browsing diagnostic page for the BBC Radio 3 homepage, Google states that out of the 15 pages tested on the site over the past 3 months, 4 pages led to malware installation without prior user's consent, as per the news by TheRegister on September 9, 2010.

Further, the search giant states that the harmful software is hosted on 1 domain(s), which includes kfppp.com/. 1 domain appears to be functioning as intermediaries for circulating malware to visitors of this site, which includes z145235.infobox.ru/, as per the news by safebrowsing.clients.google.com in the second week of September 2010.

But Google is still to receive a request to reassess the Radio 3 site and examine whether all is fine. Until it (Google) finishes the re-scanning process and updates its records, a process that usually takes some hours, the warning will remain there.

However, the security experts stated that the problem detected by Google on September 8, 2010 seemed to have been cleared by September 9, 2010. Chris Boyd, a Security Researcher at GFI Security, stated that the Radio 3 site was safe now, as per the reports by The Register on September 9, 2010.

Throwing light on the cleaning development, a BBC spokeswoman said that after knowing the issue, the problem was resolved quickly, as per the news by webuser.co.uk on September 9, 2010.

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