Lovesan, or MSBlast worm, information was found on the German version of Wikipedia, linking to an alleged fix, warned Sophos. The fix advised by Wikipedia was nothing else but malware.
Response was prompt from Wikipedia.de admins, clearing the links and removing the false information.
Crackers still responded, spamming with links to the archived Wikipedia material they altered, with false headers, so that they benefited from Wikipedia's good name.
Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos: "The good news is that the authorities at Wikipedia quickly identified and edited the article on their site. Unfortunately, however, a version of the page remained in the archive, allowing the hackers to send out spam and continue to direct visitors to the malicious code."
Heise Online reported that Wikipedia.de representatives confirmed that at this moment, all malware-disseminating pages were removed.
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