California gov site invaded by smut and malware again
Повеќе: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/12/01/government_sites_serve_malware/Raising troubling questions about the security of America's government websites, more domains ending in .gov have been found hosting links that push porn and malware.
They include the Marin County Transportation Authority, which has has watched its site get hacked at least twice before. In early October the domain forced the shutdown of all California government websites until admins could remove the links. A week after the sites were disinfected, the rogue pointers returned.
On Friday, more than 24 hours after this post from Sunbelt Software first reported the reemergence of the links, the gov site was riddled with at least a dozen pages that, when clicked, redirected users to smut sites. Users then got a messaging saying they had to install a special codec in order to view the content. The codecs contain Trojans that install malware.
By Friday evening in California, the tainted pages were finally removed, and the executive director of the agency apologized for the problem.
The other site actively pushing smut and malware at the time of writing was USAid, a federally operated agency that extends aid to countries recovering from disasters. Perhaps they should attend to their own affairs first.