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> Virus authors use Wikipedia to spread malware, "We got the idea from article authors," say hackers
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post Thu 2nd November 2006, 10:41am
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Virus authors use Wikipedia to spread contaminants
Heise Online, Germany - 18 minutes ago
Apparently, authors of malware are trying to exploit the good reputation of Wikipedia, the open online encyclopedia, to infect PCs with their malicious software ...
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post Thu 2nd November 2006, 3:26pm
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See that? This is what I'm talkin' about! Thoroughly researched, explained in proper detail, and above all, plausible. (Apparently this actually happened, of course.) None of this embedded-into-images stuff...!

Of course, practically any respectable social networking site could conceivably be a target for this kind of malware trickery, but Wikipedia is particularly tempting for virus authors because of its popularity, and of course the nature of the system - especially the fact that prior article revisions can be linked to in a simple URL.

Anyway, I hope nobody got infected... They'll use this as further proof that the posting-approval system should be implemented, but IMO that isn't necessarily a bad thing. In fact, I'd be fully in favor of it, if it weren't for a small minority of admins that appear to be completely untrustworthy!
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post Fri 3rd November 2006, 11:13am
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Abusing Wikipedia's good name and open nature. Malware writers have used a Wikipedia article and special storage features to attempt to plant malicious code on unsuspecting users' systems, the online encyclopedia's organisers have confirmed.

Article: http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/searc...69373/index.cfm
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post Fri 3rd November 2006, 10:48am
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Wikipedia hijacked by malware
Techworld.com, UK - 1 hour ago
Malware writers have used a Wikipedia article and special storage features to attempt to plant malicious code on unsuspecting users' systems, the online ...
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post Fri 3rd November 2006, 4:35pm
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Hackers use Wikipedia to spread malware
What PC?, UK - 1 hour ago
Sophos discovered that hackers had created an article on the German edition of Wikipedia containing false information about a new version of the Blaster worm ...
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post Fri 3rd November 2006, 4:38pm
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Hackers are using online encyclopaedia Wikipedia to spread malware, according to a security firm. Sophos discovered that hackers had created an article on the German edition of Wikipedia containing false information about a new version of the Blaster worm, along with a link to a fix.

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post Fri 3rd November 2006, 4:12pm
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Hackers use Wikipedia to spread malware
Computing, UK - 2 hours ago
Sophos discovered that hackers had created an article on the German edition of Wikipedia containing false information about a new version of the Blaster worm ...
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post Fri 3rd November 2006, 6:49pm
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Wikipedia Blaster 'fix' points to malware
Register, UK - 24 minutes ago
A piece on the German edition of Wikipedia was re-written to contain false information about a supposedly new version of the infamous Blaster worm, along with ...
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post Fri 3rd November 2006, 6:53pm
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Achtung! Hackers have hijacked links on a Wikipedia article to trick users into downloading malware.…

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post Fri 3rd November 2006, 4:03pm
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Hackers use Wikipedia to spread malware
VNUNet.com, UK - 3 hours ago
Sophos discovered that hackers had created an article on the German edition of Wikipedia containing false information about a new version of the Blaster worm ...
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post Sat 4th November 2006, 1:22am
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Wikipedia Used to Spread Malware
Legit Reviews - 42 minutes ago
It appears hackers have used the ability for anyone to edit a Wikipedia article, along with its archival features to spread malware. ...
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post Sat 4th November 2006, 2:24am
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Malware writers have used a Wikipedia article and special storage features to attempt to plant malicious code on unsuspecting users' systems, the online encyclopedia's organisers have confirmed.



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post Sat 4th November 2006, 12:52am
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Scammers Use Wikipedia To Distribute Virus
InternetNews.com - 2 hours ago
Hackers entered a Web page into the German edition of Wikipedia that claimed there was a new variant of the Blaster virus floating around and provided a link ...
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post Sat 4th November 2006, 12:27am
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Hackers use Wikipedia to spread malware
IT Week, UK - 3 hours ago
Sophos discovered that hackers had created an article on the German edition of Wikipedia containing false information about a new version of the Blaster worm ...
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post Sat 4th November 2006, 9:28am
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Malware Uses Wikipedia as Distribution Point
ShortNews.com, Germany - 4 hours ago
Wikipedia has been exploited by malware coders, according to organisers for the site. Special storage features were used to trick ...
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post Sat 4th November 2006, 4:06pm
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Wikipedia hijacked
p2pnet.net, Canada - 2 hours ago
p2pnet.net News:- Wikipedia staff have confirmed that hackers hijacked the site to plant malware on users' computers. "The attackers ...
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post Sun 5th November 2006, 1:31pm
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Wikipedia Hijacked to Spread Malware
Tech2, India - 1 hour ago
Computer users are being warned against opening unsolicited mails after hackers took advantage of the popular Wikipedia encyclopedia in their attempt to spread ...
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post Sun 5th November 2006, 8:17pm
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eldavojohn writes "The German Wikipedia has recently been used to launch a virus attack. Hackers posted a link to an all alleged fix for a new version of the blaster worm. Instead, it was a link to download malicious software. They then sent e-mails advising people to update their computers and directed them to the Wikipedia article. Since Wikipedia has been gaining more trust & credibility, I

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post Sun 5th November 2006, 10:47pm
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Hackers use Wikipedia to spread malware
iT News, Australia - 1 hour ago
Sophos discovered that hackers had created an article on the German edition of Wikipedia containing false information about a new version of the Blaster worm ...
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post Mon 6th November 2006, 12:34am
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Wikipedia page hijacked by hackers to spread malware
Help Net Security, Croatia - 52 minutes ago
... caution when dealing with unsolicited emails and unqualified online information sources, after hackers took advantage of the popular Wikipedia encyclopaedia in ...
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