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New "Gumblar" wave: hacked sites installs Google-targeting malware

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

Friday, May 15, 2009
15 years ago2,384 views

"A new round of Web sites hijacks is attempting to install malicious, Google-focused software on unpatched PCs, according to security company ScanSafe, further cementing the drive-by-download approach as a bad-guy tactic of choice.

The attack, dubbed "Gumblar" by ScanSafe, starts by hijacking legitimate sites and inserting attack code. The more than 1,500 hacked sites, including and, don't represent an especially huge number, but it's growing rapidly.

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