Hackers use blogs to spread worms, keyloggers

Thursday, 14 April 2005, 11:09 AM EST

Blogs aren't just for blabbing to friends and family, said a security and content filtering firm Wednesday, but increasingly are being used as a safe haven by hackers for storing and distributing malicious code, including identity-stealing keyloggers.

"We're seeing that more and more of the locations where malicious code is stored is on blog sites," said Dan Hubbard, the senior director of security and technology research for San Diego-based Websense. So far this year, Hubbard said, his lab has discovered hundreds of blogs involved in the storage and delivery of harmful code.

By Gregg Keizer at InformationWeek.

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