FSB (former KGB) hackers in Russia are using a flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) web browser to infect computers with spyware and malware.
A number of Russian pornographic websites have become the base from which the FSB attacks on apparently all versions of IE 6, exploiting an unpatched error in the way the software processes Vector Markup Language (VML) code, which is used for images.
According to the industry news agency, since Friday, Sunbelt noticed that the attack code has popped up on about a half-dozen Russian porn sites. In addition, since security researchers estimate that Web Attacker is used by nearly 1,000 Web sites, this latest exploit should soon become more widespread.
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