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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 Mon 6th November 2006, 4:27pm
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Malware writers have used a Wikipedia article to lead users to a booby-trapped page that contained malicious code designed to plant viruses on the computers of unsuspecting users. The hackers created a Wikipedia page that offered a Windows security update for a version of the Lovesan/W32.Blaster worm, and included a link to an external site that was labeled with the name

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post Mon 6th November 2006, 6:32pm
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The very openness of websites like Wikipedia - which allow anyone to edit pages - makes them terrific, but can also make them less trustworthy," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos.



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post Mon 6th November 2006, 7:07pm
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A Wikipedia page has been used by hackers in an attempt to spread malicious code.

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post Mon 6th November 2006, 6:38pm
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The open nature of online encyclopedia Wikipedia in which anyone can submit and edit articles is what has made the service a staple of the Internet. However, that same openness was used on Friday to hijack an entry and trick users into downloading a virus.

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post Mon 6th November 2006, 9:18pm
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Worms Plague Wikipedia
Blog Herald, Australia - 23 minutes ago
Wikipedia’s reputation continues to a hit, with a report in the Information Weekly, which finds that the publicly written and edited encyclopedia has ...
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post Mon 6th November 2006, 6:15pm
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Security company Sophos has reminded computer users to be wary of unsolicited emails and believing everything they read on the internet, after hackers took advantage of the popular Wikipedia encyclopedia in their attempt to spread malicious code.

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post Mon 6th November 2006, 11:14pm
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Wikipedia Targeted by Malware Writers
CIO Today, CA - 26 minutes ago
Wikipedia has not yet seen the need to implement a virus-scanning function, analysts say, but the recent incident with malicious software planted on Wikipedia ...
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post Mon 6th November 2006, 4:21pm
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A Wikipedia page has been used by hackers in an attempt to spread malicious code. The entry for the W32.Blaster worm in the German version of the popular online encyclopedia was altered to include false information about a new version of the Lovesan/MS Blaster worm, with links to a "fix" that is a malicious code.

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post Mon 6th November 2006, 9:28pm
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<img src=http://news.google.com/news?imgefp=BQrS58fakLIJ&imgurl=www.techsmec.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/11/wikipedia.jpg width=79 height=66 alt="" border=1>WikiPedia Targeted By Malware Creators
TechSmec.com, UK - 2 hours ago
A page was created on the German version of WikiPedia linking to a fake fix for a new version of the Blaster worm, which affected over 50,000 Windows computers ...
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post Mon 6th November 2006, 4:12pm
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Malware writers have used a Wikipedia article to lead users to a booby-trapped page that contained malicious code designed to plant viruses on the computers of unsuspecting users.

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post Mon 6th November 2006, 3:00pm
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Malware writers plant fake virus fix through Wikipedia entry, e-mail referrals.

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post Tue 7th November 2006, 1:11am
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Wikipedia Targeted by Malware Writers
Velozie - 41 minutes ago
Malware writers have used a Wikipedia article to lead users to a booby-trapped page that contained malicious code designed to plant viruses on the computers of ...
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post Tue 7th November 2006, 1:48am
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Wikipedia used to spread malicious code
ZDNet Asia, Asia - 1 hour ago
By Tom Espiner, CNET News.com. A Wikipedia page has been used by hackers in an attempt to spread malicious code. It's not clear how ...
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post Tue 7th November 2006, 3:55am
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Virus creators target Wikipedia
BBC News, UK - 5 minutes ago
Malicious hackers have turned to Wikipedia to try to help them catch out PC users. The virus writers created a page on the German ...
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post Tue 7th November 2006, 5:10am
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Wikipedia hijacked by malware
NetworkWorld.com, MA - 20 minutes 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 Tue 7th November 2006, 5:50am
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Wikipedia hijacked by malware
MyADSL, South Africa - 13 minutes 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 Tue 7th November 2006, 5:11am
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Wikipedia used to spread malicious code
Mobility Site, AL - 1 hour ago
He indicated that Wikipedia had a page attacked by hackers that attempted to spread malicious code. Whew ... I'm glad the folks ...
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post Tue 7th November 2006, 8:04am
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Wikipedia Targeted by Malware Writers
NewsFactor Network, CA - 17 minutes ago
Wikipedia has not yet seen the need to implement a virus-scanning function, analysts say, but the recent incident with malicious software planted on Wikipedia ...
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post Tue 7th November 2006, 9:56am
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<img src=http://news.google.com/news?imgefp=sXAg3gopMJkJ&imgurl=images.techtree.com/ttimages/story/77006_matter.jpg width=79 height=50 alt="" border=1>Wikipedia: Hackers' Latest Muse
Techtree.com, India - 19 minutes ago
A page of the German version of Wikipedia, dedicated to the MSBlast worm, was altered by malicious hackers to include information about a new version of the ...
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post Tue 7th November 2006, 9:47am
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Wikipedia Hijacked Briefly
PC World India, India - 59 minutes 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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