TechCrunch attacked by Zeus Trojan

September 7, 2010

Technology blog TechCrunch Europe has fallen foul of the notorious ZeuS Trojan which was recently responsible for stealing £700,000 from UK banks.

Earlier today the site tweeted news of a malware warning about the site, which was later revealed to be a hard to detect ZeuS variant.

Code on has been changed to redirect visitors to a malicious PDF file.

If the PDF is run, it will exploit a vulnerability and allow the Trojan to be downloaded.

The corrupt code was found in a JavaScript file used in the site’s WordPress blogging software installation.

TechCrunch is now believed to have cleaned up the site.


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