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A mass compromise that has hit tens of thousands of English-language webpages is probably part of a much larger wave of attacks that's been under way since June by a sophisticated band of criminals, a security researcher said Wednesday. As reported Monday, the latest mass infection causes websites operated by health-care …


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  1. Anonymous Coward

    Where should we really point the finger of blame?

    "...vulnerability in ActiveX components provided by Microsoft."

    "Quel surprise!" as they say on the continent.

    Shouldn't this article (and many others) simply have said "Microsoft wrote a shitty OS and convinced millions of people to install it. Now they are suffering for that gullibility as hackers decimate their computers with trojans, malware and viruses"

  2. Keith T

    mass infections are a national security issue.

    You would think with all the invasion of privacy by the defence intelligence community monitoring internet traffic, especially international internet traffic, that they could provide some assistance in tracking down the culprits.

    After all, mass infections are a national security issue.

  3. Jim Kirby
    Paris Hilton

    So what's the list?

    If you can say there are 40,000 or 70,000 or 100,000 compromised websites, certainly it's possible to produce the list? Sure would be nice to use for a local blacklist or better yet, to see if one of my customer's websites is on the list.

    But I guess scaring people with big numbers to get them to buy your products is more important than actually protecting the Internet at large.

    Paris cause she's certainly racked up some scary numbers by now.

  4. Pete 8

    When China

    finally takes possession of America, will most malware come from those shores?

    Haha just kidding :)

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    nothing new

    Spy v/s Spy.. it's been the same for 1000 years.

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