Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Anti-Virus Company Hit By A......................Virus!

kaspersky anti virus hit by virusKaspersky Labs' antivirus mailing list became the unwitting vector for the spread of Braid, the latest email worm, after script kiddies outfoxed the veteran Russian virus fighters.

In a statement, Kaspersky Labs recently admitted the malicious messages was injected into its list after a "massive attack" against the company's Web server during the previous night.

"The attack resulted in a group of hackers sending the subscribers of the Kaspersky Labs' email newsletter a message containing the recently discovered Bridex [Braid] worm," it admits.

Kaspersky Labs has apologised for any inconvenience, advising newsletter subscribers to delete the offending message. Legitimate messages on the list come without attachments, it advises. The company pledged to review its security procedures in light of the highly-embarrassing attack.

"During the last few years Kaspersky Labs has grown to become one of the leading virus experts and this status has attracted much attention from hackers resulting in daily attempts to penetrate of defences," said Eugene Kaspersky, Head of Anti-Virus Research at Kaspersky Labs.

By Kasperky's own account its Web site was hacked, raising concerns about the integrity of Anti-Virus update files available from the site. Kasperky is one of the leading anti virus labs, similar to McAffee and Norton.


If there's something wrong, in your neighbourhood, who ya gonna call..................certainly not Kaspersky, that's for sure.

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