Trojan Hosted on Google Pages
Google has been the target of some folks who have been up to no good as its hosting server was targeted when attackers uploaded a malicious file to the Google Pages server. Google Pages is the Google service which lets Google Account holders create and host web pages with Google.
The Trojan could lie dormant on a user’s system until the individual logs on to a banking Web site and then attempt to steal his or her personal information by capturing their keystrokes, according to a security alert released Friday by Websense.
Although the security monitoring company has detected the presence of the Trojan horse on Google Pages, it has not yet received any reports of bogus e-mails or instant messages that attempt to lure users to click on malicious links or download dangerous files.
A Google Spokesperson told the press:
“Google Page Creator enables users to upload and serve files on their Web site. We understand some users are hosting and serving malicious files, and we are removing these Web pages when notified. We are working on a more permanent solution to guard against these malicious efforts. However, we encourage users to continue to notify us when they encounter sites that host or serve malicious files.”