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3:48 pm on Jun 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Google's Web site hosting service is apparently being used by hackers to try to steal money using a malicious program, a security company said.

The Trojan appears to have been noticed before its authors have managed to launch an attack, Websense said. The company has not yet detected e-mails or IM links leading back to the Trojan, which is designed to steal bank details relating to certain financial institutions.

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4:27 pm on June 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Ha, I wonder how many of these things have been running on Geocities / similar lower quality free web hosts who might not be looking for this as much.
6:03 pm on June 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hmmm.

Beware everyone.

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That's good news for MS...
11:56 pm on June 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I still see #1 result returned by google is the site for keyword that is #1 keyword phrase searched on our niche + word STORE.

goes like this

keyword1 keyword2 +store

that has a link as # 2 to a a site that tries to install a trojan on your machine.

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just in time for

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its happened to everyone--and will continue to happen as you extend more services that encourage user-driven content. it'll usually roll over with minimal damage, especially with the right PR people.
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I did a search yesterday and in the natural listing in Google was a site random numbers subdoamin that when selected a popup came up looking like a microsoft screen stating an error in the operating system has happened. The next and delete both went to a download page I bet was a keylogger install. Beware out there serious stuff.
I turned it into Google and it is removed but wonder how many are affected.....