Warning on Halloween web fraud

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Warning on Halloween web fraud

Scammers are latching onto Halloween web sites as a method of spreading infectious code internet monitoring company Websense is warning.

The company is warning that sites selling Halloween gifts and services have been targeted as never before and internet users can be put at risk of infection from code embedded within them.

“One particular example is a Web site selling Halloween costumes. The deobfuscation returned by ThreatSeeker shows that the JavaScript has multiple layers of obfuscation,” the company said in an alert.

“The script contacts a malicious server in the .biz TLD. Within the ThreatSeeker network, we have seen almost ten thousand sites infected with the same obfuscation technique.”

Another technique involves building a redirect into a popular web site. Websense has detected over 13,000 such script injections in popular sites.

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