Hackers tapping free web hosting

Wednesday, 27 July 2005, 4:04 AM EST

Websense announced that it had discovered thousands of cases of hackers using free personal Web hosting services to store and distribute malicious code and certain dangerous varieties of spyware.

Websense says that since the beginning of 2005, its Websense Security Labs has discovered more than 2,500 instances of these Web sites distributing mobile malicious code, Trojan horses and keyloggers.

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