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.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Hackers indicted for stealing Apache helicopter training software

Posted on 1 October 2014.  |  Members of a computer hacking ring have been charged with breaking into computer networks of prominent technology companies and the US Army and stealing more than $100 million in intellectual property and other proprietary data.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Wed, Oct 1st
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //