31 Aug 2007

Hundreds of Blogger blogs carrying bobby trapped links

According to a BBC news report, a number of Blogger blogs are carrying fake entries with bobby trapped links which downloaded viruses on clicking. These were first noticed by security researcher Alex Eckelberry from Sunbelt Software on Blogger blogs on 27 August.

Blogger has responded saying that:
the blog posts are from bloggers whose machines were compromised by a Trojan horse.
Apparently, the trojans exploited the mail2blogger feature that lets users post to their blogs directly via e-mail.

Read more on Blogger Buzz: Blogger and malware.

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