by Mike Masnick
Mon, Nov 12th 2007 1:38pm
While it's well known that less well known sites may have been set up to maliciously install malware on your computer, most people assume (reasonably so) that larger, more well known sites are most likely safe to visit. However, one security firm is out raising the alarm that the English-language website of the India Times, a popular newspaper in India (which we've linked to multiple times in the past), is apparently chock full of risky pages that exploit various security vulnerabilities to try to download hundreds of malware apps to your computer. The security firm apparently first noticed this a few weeks ago, but didn't realize the severity until now. What's unclear from the description is how this is actually happening. We've heard stories in the past of scammers hacking into ad servers and serving malicious code that way, but there's no real indication that that's what's happening in this case.
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