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Dereks
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Post by Dereks » 08 Apr 2008 23:34

I've noticed the FHUG website now appears to want to install a new add-on. The following information bar appears which says 'This website want to run the following add-on: ‘Remote Data Services Data Control’ from ‘Microsoft Corporation’. If you trust the website and the add-on and want to allow it to run, click here...'

I don't know whether to trust it or not, Remote Data Services sounds a bit dodgy to me, anyone know what it is?

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ChrisBowyer
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Post by ChrisBowyer » 09 Apr 2008 06:29

I get a similar effect... starting today I think (haven't noticed it before). My message is something like 'Click to run an ActiveX control on this web page' followed by 'An error ocurred inside a plug-in contained on this page'. Presumably the same cause but reported differently by different browsers. A bit scary, but hopefully harmless.

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Post by NickWalker » 09 Apr 2008 07:17

I emailed Jane last night about this. I believe the site may have been 'hacked'. My PC is reporting multiple viruses being blocked when I visit the site. I assumed these were false alarms but noticed that the downloads are coming from a url cdpuvbhfzz.com. Googling for this suggests that a number of sites that use a product called Coppermine have been compromised over the last couple of days and are downloading from this site. I have no idea whether this is used by the FHUG website but I would urge people not to download anything until Jane gets a chance to look at this.

Also make sure your anti-virus product is up to date. It should be being updated daily (or more frequently) anyway but do check.
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g_mcallister
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Post by g_mcallister » 09 Apr 2008 07:22

When I visited last night and again this morning my Kaspersky AV sounded off, reporting Trojan-Downloader.JS.Psyme.yc detected.

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Post by NickWalker » 09 Apr 2008 07:38

Yes that is one of the viruses that my BitDefender suite reported.

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Jane
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Post by Jane » 09 Apr 2008 07:56

I am working on this I have fixed the front page and am hoping to get the rest restored ASAP.
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