CNN switched to MSNBC

Published: 2008-08-13
Last Updated: 2008-08-13 15:28:36 UTC
by Adrien de Beaupre (Version: 1)
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The malware spamming out CNN alerts is now picking on MSNBC. The links do lead to malware advise your users not to click on them! I have seen hundreds this morning, and a number of readers have written in about them.The headlines vary, but they all appear to start "BREAKING NEWS".

Adrien de Beaupré


Keywords: malware spam
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Found on our mail system the subjects begin with - BREAKING NEWS:
And it's the same group as were sending out the CNN alerts, because the hijacked servers are the same, with the same page and exploit. (
got another one saying 'Yang gives up control of Yahoo"
Aaaand now the landing pages have switched to MSNBC-themed pages instead of CNN-themed. The structure is otherwise identical, though. (Well, instead of the antivirus popup, they now have an antivirus popup. But otherwise identical exploits.)
I appreciate a good joke:
The following contains detailed analysis for bogus MSNBC and CNN news:

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