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5 Million Domains Serving Malware Via Network Solutions

August 16th, 2010 08:03 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

An anonymous reader writes “A compromised widget provided by Network Solutions was serving malware on otherwise legitimate websites. But, as bad as this discovery was, it was overshadowed a couple of days later by another revelation: the widget is automatically included on every ‘parked domain’ by Network Solutions! Searches on Google and Yahoo! revealed 500,000 and 5,000,000 domains affected and serving malware, respectively. A manual check of some 200 parked domains on the list showed that all of them were provided with the malware-serving widget.”
The researchers who uncovered this issue alerted Network Solutions, and the widget was taken down a few hours later.

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