Attackers target French ISP Wanadoo

Monday, 30 August 2004, 1:37 PM EST

The site, www.wanadoo.com, had been altered to use two common software exploits that redirect a visitor's web browser from that address to websites that attempted to download a Trojan horse program onto their computers.

The attacks are just the latest example of malicious hackers compromising prominent web pages and using them to distribute malicious code to unsuspecting users.

"Someone succeeded in breaking into the site and altering a page," said Wanadoo spokeswoman Caroline Ponsi.

By Peter Sayer and Paul Roberts at Computer Weekly.

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