[LINK] Google result-manipulating Gumblar exploit picking up steam

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Wed May 20 22:07:17 EST 2009


http://arstechnica.com/security/news/2009/05/gumblar-exploit-hijacking-websites-and-picking-up-steam.ars

> A malware exploit that has been circulating since March or so is  
> picking up the pace lately, hijacking more than 3,000 websites as of  
> this week. Gumblar's goal is to manipulate Google's results in order  
> to affect as many PCs as possible, which has some researchers  
> describing it as "a botnet of compromised websites."
>
> Google result-manipulating Gumblar exploit picking up steam
>
> Security researchers are stepping up their warnings about the  
> Gumblar malware exploit as it continues to hijack webpages and  
> manipulate Google results. Gumblar recently got the attention of the  
> United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), which  
> noted on its website that Gumblar is alive and well and continues to  
> circulate by hijacking vulnerable Web applications, poor  
> configuration settings, or simply by stealing FTP credentials.


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