Thousands of Web Sites Hacked, Warns Websense

Kara Reeder

Websense is warning that up to 40,000 Web sites have been hacked to redirect users to another Web site that attempts to infect PCs with malicious software.


According to NetworkWorld, the sites direct users to a fake Google Analytics Web site that then redirects again to another malicious domain that claims to test to see if the PC has software vulnerabilities. The second site launches a fake warning saying the computer is infected with malware and tries to get the user to download bogus security software that is actually a Trojan downloader.


Websense does not believe that attacks are related to Gumblar, which began compromising Web sites and injecting malicious JavaScript code at a record-setting pace last month.

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