Legitimate Websites becoming Popular Targets for Hackers
While some of the hacks relate to message defacements exhibiting personal boasts, others largely display political and ideological messages. Cyber criminals today know very well about the existing vulnerabilities in websites and so they appropriately inject their malware for hijacking victims' system and stealing data from them.
Apart from making identification of the malicious sites very difficult, the mechanism also bewilders security researchers who are unable to figure out the hacking method that is not a common redirection type, rather one that requires higher access privileges to the web servers.
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» SPAMfighter News - 23-01-2008