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Trojan attack exploits Google typos
Mind your language
Hackers have set up malicious websites designed to infect the Windows boxes of surfers who mistype the name of popular search engine Google.com. If a user opens one of the malicious websites, such as googkle.com1, his PC box may be hijacked with malware including Trojan downloaders, backdoors and spyware.
Finnish anti-virus firm F-Secure reports that the site launches multiple pop-up Windows that lead to other sites harbouring malicious scripts. These scripts exploit a variety of vulnerabilities to automatically download code onto vulnerable boxes. Users are advised to keep their browser patches up to date - and to practice touch typing - in order to avoid infection. ®
1 Common sense should tell you not to visit googkle.com, particularly if you are running Windows on your PC.