The Register hit by XSS
22nd November 2004
Here’s a nasty one: popular tech news site The Register was hit on Saturday by the Bofra exploit, a nasty worm which uses an iframe vulnerability in (you guessed it) Internet Explorer to install nasty things on the victim’s PC. Where it gets interesting is that the attack wasn’t against the Register themselves; it came through their third party ad serving company, Falk AG.
An aside: users of alternative browsers (Get Firefox!), as well as those who had upgraded to Windows XP Service Pack 2, were unaffected.
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