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    An act of sore losers maybe?

    The Web site of the Annual Weblogs Awards — more informally known as the Bloggies — was hacked recently, serving up a malicious Javascript to its visitors. This happened on the eve of the award ceremony, as reported in NEWS.com.au.

    Upon loading, the site reportedly connects to the URL http://www.{BLOCKED}nwww.biz/1/1/ice-pack/index.php that Trend Micro researchers have verified to be malicious. It downloads the file INDEX.PHP, which is detected as JS_PSYME.ANT. This JavaScript Quicktime exploit in turn connects to the URL http://{BLOCKED}nwww.biz/1/1/ice-pack/exe.php to download a file that is detected as TROJ_DROPPER.XX.

    Whoever orchestrated this attack played on timing, knowing that people would more likely visit the Bloggies Web site on the eve of the awarding ceremony itself.

    Unfortunately, safe surfing measures can be useless as even the most trusted Web sites can be hacked to serve up malware. That is why Trend Micro advises surfers to keep their software updated, especially their AV products to evade infection.





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