July 21, 2006

MySpace adware attack hits hard

The Register writes "

Purity check

Online banner ads running on MySpace.com and web sites infected more than one million users with adware, according to net security firm iDefense. The attack exploited a Windows Metafile (WMF) exploit, fixed by Microsoft in January, to infect vulnerable Windows machines with malware from PurityScan/ClickSpring family of adware. The malware surreptitiously tracks internet usage while bombarding infected users with pop-up ads.


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