8 million pages injected with malware

A recent hack attack has put the personal details of countless internet users at risk, by injecting 8 million web pages with malware.

The target has been small US-based online shops and businesses, although it is understood that the malware originated from the Ukraine.

Simply by browsing infected pages, users have been unknowingly opening themselves up to drive-by-download attacks.

Once infected, personal computers can be intercepted and customer details stolen and, at this moment in time, there is no way of knowing how many people have been affected by these attacks.

This is a really important reminder for businesses to be proactive in protecting their websites and their customers from malware. All certificates from VeriSign now come with free daily malware scanning to help online businesses avoid attacks like this.

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Posted on Thursday 18 August 2011 by

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