Advantage, Hackers?

Graham Cluley

SophosLabs is identifying more and more websites all the time which are being poisoned with SQL injection attacks.

The latest high profile site to catch their attention is the Association of Tennis Professionals, which is carrying scripts designed to infect visiting Windows computers with spyware.

Of course, the fact that the Wimbledon tennis tournament started this week is likely to mean that more people than ever are visiting the site for information, gossip and the latest scores.

Of course, this is not the first time that tennis fans have been on the receiving end of a malware attack. 

For old time’s sake, here’s a picture of the teutonic tennis temptress who inspired Jan de Wit, the author of the VBS/SST-A worm (better known as ‘Anna Kournikova’) in 2001.

It’s extraordinary really how the…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.