TechCrunch Europe warns readers to scan their PCs for malware

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

At the start of this week I posted a warning on this blog that the TechCrunch Europe website had fallen victim to a hacking attack, and was spreading malware to its readers.

At the time I was concerned that the popular technology blog had referred on Twitter to malware warnings being seen by readers as “annoying”, and said that I hoped that aside from cleaning-up the infection by a member of the Zbot malware family, they would also post a message onto their site warning users that they could have been infected.

I’m delighted to say that yesterday evening, TechCrunch Europe posted a brief message advising readers to check their computers with an up-to-date anti-virus product.

Of course, it would have been nice if TechCrunch…

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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, or drop him an email.

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