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TechCrunch Europe has cleaned up its website following the discovery of malicious code that left visiting surfers exposed to infection by a variant of the infamous Zeus banking Trojan.

Malign script on eu.techcrunch.com attempted to serve up a malicious PDF file to readers of the news blog. The problem stemmed from a malicious iFrame in a JavaScript file that was used by the site as part of its WordPress blogging software installation.

TechCrunch responded to reports of the problem by purging the nasty code from its site, as explained in a blog post by Sophos (here) and Trend Micro. ®

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