Slipping Through The Cracks Of Web Services To Serve Malware
Cybercriminals have long adapted to the fast-paced technology shift to spread malware. This poses a growing and alarming trend, as the majority of sites identified on free Web services such as blogs and forums are constantly abused for malicious intent.
In recent news, My Opera pages were found to host malware with the discovery of a botnet script hosted on its servers. My Opera is the support community for the Opera Web browser, which offers free services such as blogging and photo sharing and serves as a social network.
Spammed messages were also found on a Yahoo! Groups page, which used embedded images to promote dating sites. Clicking the said images leads to a mail-order bride service website, which may be used for phishing.