Hacked MySpace Server Infects a Million Computers with Malware
According to The Washington Post:
An online banner advertisement that ran on MySpace.com and other sites over the past week used a Windows security flaw to infect more than a million users with spyware when people merely browsed the sites with unpatched versions of Windows....
EDITED TO ADD (7/27): It wasn't MySpace that was hacked, but a server belonging to the third-party advertising service that MySpace uses. The ad probably appeared on other websites as well, but MySpace seems to have been the biggest one.
EDITED TO ADD (8/5): Ed Felten comments.
Posted on July 24, 2006 at 6:46 AM • 62 Comments