A note from dts|infotech to our valued clients and friends . . . You may have heard about a current news story regarding the “LizaMoon” web attack.
To see what this attack actually looks like, follow this link and watch the 4 minute video. It’s very informative.
For more technical information follow this link:
The LizaMoon attack is all the rage among online security watchdogs for its speed and scope, but built-in safeguards and common sense mean few users will suffer.
Security firm WebSense (www.websense.com) discovered the attack last week where malware writers used website flaws to inject malicious scripts into hundreds of thousands of websites. It’s virtually impossible to know the exact number of infections, but reports in the hundreds of thousands, and up to millions of websites, have been hit in this attack.
The attack comes in the form of an infected domain called Liza Moon, which is part of a larger attack that redirects users to a website that dupes them into downloading a rogue anti-virus software (for a monetary price) called Windows Stability Center.
In simple terms, what this means is that some of the web sites you visit have been hacked, and will now attempt to infect your computer until they are patched and repaired. Knowing how to spot the attack will help protect you against it better than any anti-virus product could. The trick is to simply close out your browser (IE, Firefox, Chrome, etc.) window at the first indication of the problem.
The common sense in all of this is simple. Do NOT install any web-based anti-virus software that claims your computer is full of bugs.
But rest assured that if you run into trouble, we’re just a phone call away!
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