MySpace shuts down user profiles due to worm infection

Tuesday, 5 December 2006, 12:18 AM EST

MySpace over the weekend shutdown hundreds of user profiles that had been infected by a worm that directed victims to a phishing site where they were asked to type in their user name and password, a security firm said.

As of Monday, all infected profiles on the popular social network had been taken down, Websense said. Out of the half-dozen phishing sites used in the attack, only one remained operational.

At InformationWeek.

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