Trend Micro Website Hacked

Trend Micro Website Hacked

Nothing is so humorous as when the web site of a security vendor gets hacked. OK, OK, it was hilarious when the RIAA site was hacked, too. And I'll admit: it's probably not as funny if it's your security vendor.

A Trend Micro spokesman confirmed that the company's site had been hacked Thursday, saying that the attack took place earlier in the week. "A portion of our site -- some pages were attacked," said Mike Sweeny, a Trend Micro spokesman. "We took the pages down overnight Tuesday night -- and took corrective action."

On Thursday security vendor McAfee reported that more than 20,000 Web pages have been affected by the attack. The pages are infected with malicious code that tries to install password-stealing software on the PCs of people who visit the sites.

At least Trend Micro isn't alone among embarrassed security firms.  In recent months a small security firm in India was serving up viruses from its site, and CA was also hit recently.

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So do they offer any compensational patches/applictions for those unfortunate souls that may have visited the site during its infected period?

I don't think that its embarrassed that security sites get hacked -- most hackers out there are doing it for a thrill just to say "Haha, i DID THAT!" I am sure premier security sites are VERRRRRRRY targeted. I gues more than anything I feel bad for Symmantec, Trend, McAfee, Panda etc....as they have to implent SOO many protocols and policies for defense

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For some reason this brought a smile to my face. It's somewhat laughable that a company whose mission is to provide security and help people rid their computers of viruses and spyware was not only a victim of what they aim to prevent, but took part themselves in infecting other peoples computers. I'm sure they, along with all the other major security sites are prime targets for hackers to test their skills, but that is all the more reason for them to be better prepared to defend against such attacks.

With all the hacking coming out of China lately I wouldn't be surprised if this was courtesy of them as well. They should check to see if "Made In China" shows up anywhere in the malicious code.

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hopefully for them they steped up security a little bit 

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what browsers does this cover though?

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Just netscape navigator V2.0 Stick out tongue

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 Ouch...I use to have PC-cillin anti virus...Glad I picked up bitdefender =P...lol.

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thats the reason i have more than one antivirus keep one just to scan and another for active proctection and scan

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