Scammers use Wikipedia to distribute virus

Monday, 6 November 2006, 12:03 AM EST

If Web 2.0 is built on trust, that may also be its downfall.

Hackers entered a Web page into the German edition of Wikipedia that claimed there was a new variant of the Blaster virus floating around and provided a link to a download to remove the virus.

The problem was, the supposed virus remover was the virus.

At internetnews.

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