A popular way for push exploit to your PC

By | June 7, 2006

Hidden IFrame elements continue to be a popular way for targeting website visitors. After breaking into a server, the attacker modifies its HTML code, using a hidden IFrame tag to retrieve exploit code from another system. Maintainers of the compromised website typically don’t know that they are infecting their visitors for quite some time.

ISC reader Glenn Jarvis reported about a website that installs a malicious executable in the temporary folder of the victim’s system. A look at the source code of the website’s top page revealed a tiny IFrame tag that retrieved another page from a remote server. The size of the in-line frame is 1 pixel by 1 pixel, so it is not visible to the visitor of the site unless the person looks at the source code.

The remote server’s index.html file contained JavaScript code that attempted to exploit a recent Internet Explorer vulnerability to download, install, and run a malicious executable on the website visitor’s computer. The executable was recognized by about half of anti-virus tools as a spyware trojan, and was assigned names such as Downloader-ASQ, TR/Spy.Small.EE.2, Win32/SillyDL.2fy, Trojan.Spy.Win32.Small, and Downloader.Read Full Story

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