NEWS FROM THE LAB - Thursday, October 22, 2009

.my Websites Compromised Posted by WebSecurity @ 02:51 GMT

Users aren't the only ones that have to stay vigilant when it comes to security. On the other side of the fence, keeping a website secure is a challenge for even the best webmasters.

We recently came across lots of websites under the ".my" domain that were compromised and unintentionally hosting malicious or unsafe links.

A very small sample of these sites:

.my domain hack search

Quite a few of the sites were hosting crack files:

.my domain hack cracks

.my domain hack download

Others had less savory things to offer:

.my domain hack smart results

Some sites had a page that looked like a search engine:

.my domain hack fake search

Clicking on any of the links didn't do anything, though.

The compromised sites were on multiple servers and are a disparate collection of commercial, personal and educational institution websites.

As usual, relevant malicious links were rated and F-Secure Internet Security 2010 users are protected by our Browsing Protection.

WebSecurity post by — Chu Kian