Thursday, March 11, 2010
"Hackers are exploiting the just-disclosed unpatched bug in Internet Explorer (IE) to launch drive-by attacks from malicious Web sites, security researchers said today.
"`This attack appears to be rather targeted at the moment, but as with other unpatched vulnerabilities in the past, this has the potential to explode now that the word is getting out,` said Craig Schmugar, a threat researcher at McAfee, in a blog post today.
"Attacks are launched from Web sites in a classic drive-by fashion, said Schmugar and others. `Visiting the page is enough to get infected,` Schmugar said."