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VeriSign seal web site malware scanning once again uncovers major malware threat

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Earlier this year we released a web site malware scanning capability as part of the VeriSign Trust Seal, using technology from our partner Armorize. By virtue of the large volume of VeriSign seals on web sites, Symantec’s SSL business has quickly become the world’s second largest web site malware scanning service (first is Google).

A few months ago our service was the starting point for identifying a major malware threat on Network Solutions hosted pages. Now we see another example. Recent days have seen healthy coverage of a HDD Plus, a malware attack distributed through DoubleClick and rad.msn.com among others. This threat once again was detected by our malware scanning service and was futher characterized by Armorize after we brought the company’s attention to it. Armorize has provided a detailed and informative writeup of the threat here.

Posted by Tim Callan on December 15, 2010 2:07 PM
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