Phishers pushing spyware through DNS holes

The Internet Storm Center is concerned that online criminals are 'poisoning' the domain name system and redirecting Web users to malicious sites Online thieves looking for personal data may be moving to more active measures by redirecting people from legitimate sites to malicious ones, security experts said this week.

The attacks compromised DNS servers to replace the numeric addresses of popular Web sites with the addresses of malicious sites run by the attackers. Known as DNS poisoning, the scheme redirects Internet users to bogus sites where they may be asked for sensitive information or have spyware installed on their PCs. [via ZDNet]

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