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This story was updated on Saturday, 10th November 2007 00:21 GMT to report additional details. Multiple MySpace pages have been hacked in a bid to spread malware. Targeted pages, including the site of R&B star Alicia Keys, have been loaded with links to Trojan horse malware that poses as a fake codec. As well as attempting to …

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Anonymous Coward

This was discovered a week ago by someone else

unless i'm mistaken, isn't this:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,139137-c,hackers/article.html

the exact same thing from the 31st of october?

shouldnt proper credit be given here, or can anyone randomly lay claim to anything they feel like weeks or months down the line?

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Stop

Eh?..

"Targeted pages, including the site of R&B star Alicia Keys, have been loaded with links to Trojan horse malware that poses as a fake codec."

Surely it would be more effective to pose as a genuine codec?

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Thumb Up

Fake/Genuine codec - arf!

Made me chortle, that did.

Anyway, a solution for you all: shut down MySpace. Voila.

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Anonymous Coward

RE: This was discovered a week ago by someone else

Aye, it was: http://www.vitalsecurity.org/2007/11/spot-difference.html

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Paris Hilton

Spellcheckers..

"the boby-trapped sites"

I can't believe an El'Reg reporter wouldn't have the correct spelling of booby in his dictionary!! Very disappointed LOL

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Re: Spellcheckers

Grammar checkers could be handy too... "It's unclear how many page have being affected" is, shall I say, an interesting way of putting it. :)

I know we're creeping into Slashdot pedantry territory, but I think it's fair enough to pick apart such issues in the articles themselves rather than the reply posts. It is a slippery slope, however ... after all smart-arse posts like these are just crying out to be picked apart by other readers ...

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Gates Horns

MySpace =

Why on earth would anyone WANT to visit MySpace anyway.

If you lie down with dogs...you get up with fleas...

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More info about the exploit

Here is information about the software that installed through the security hole:

http://freefixer.com/blog/myspace-exploit/

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