ANI takers for Asus website virus?
Taiwan's Typhoid Mary
Asus.com.tw, the website of Taiwanese motherboard maker Asustek, has been spraying visitors with the .ANI virus, security software makers confirmed today.
Which is not nice.
At first sight, it looks like the Asus site was hacked. "The virus is contained with an iframe added, which leads to the recent ANI exploit," Kaspersky Labs notes. "The URLs in the exploit variants which we've detected are currently down."
According to Reg readers, the Asus site has tripped up their anti-virus software programs for at least three days. "Still, says one reader, "it may be an improvement over some of their driver releases..."
Asus.com runss Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft IIS 6
3 primary attack vectors: Microsoft Internet Exploder, Microsoft Outbreak, Microsoft Windows. Common problem: Microsoft. Popular remedy: Linux.
This is not the first time Asus Taiwan has infected users
This is not the first time ASUS Taiwan has been hacked and infected users. There was another incident back in December last year that I wrote about:
As far as I know, the earliest report about the current ASUS hacking was back on 3 April - Lars Nelson commented to Susan Bradley's blog and we were able to independently confirm the hacking: