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Trend Micro gets slashed in attack of the killer iframes | The Register

This week, researchers from the anti-virus provider uncovered at least two high-profile websites hacked so they try to infect visitors with some of the nastiest malware out there.

But as they were busy pointing out the attacks on web pages belonging to Swedish rock band The Hives and web blogs award site the Bloggies, nearly a dozen Trend Micro pages were busy trying to launch their own assaults, this Google search shows. The same malicious javascript at the heart of the Trend Micro attack had, at time of writing, managed to inject itself onto almost 23,000 pages in all.

“Unfortunately, safe surfing measures can be useless as even the most trusted Web sites can be hacked to serve up malware,” Trend Micro’s JM Hipolito wrote on Monday when analyzing the attack on the Bloggies. Evidently, he didn’t know just how correct he was.

A Trend Micro spokesman said the malicious iframes have already been removed and that steps have been taken to prevent the injection from happening again. He didn’t have additional details. Evidently, Trend Micro is more eager to expound on iframe injections when they happen to other companies’ sites.

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