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Google Site Hosts Trojan

The Google Pages Web hosting service was infected with a keylogger, but so far the impact has been light

Be careful what you Google. The Google Pages Web hosting service site was the latest target of a keylogger: one that could detect users visiting bank sites, record their activities, and ultimately collect their bank account and personal information.

Google shut down the infected URL site today after Websense issued a warning about the Trojan, which was found by Websense Security Labs on Friday. Google Pages hosts Web pages developed using Google Page Creator, a tool for users who aren't versed in HTML.

Websense may have detected the Trojan before it launched any attacks. "Although we cannot be 100 percent certain, to date we have not discovered any lures to the site or other infection methods that use it," a Websense spokesperson says. The Google Pages site may have just been part one of a future attack, Websense predicts.

To activate the Trojan, a user would have to click on the planted link. The keylogger would then monitor sites the user visited, and when he or she went to an online financial institution's site, it would then record the keystrokes.

— Kelly Jackson Higgins, Senior Editor, Dark Reading

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  • Websense Inc. (Nasdaq: WBSN) Kelly Jackson Higgins is the Executive Editor of Dark Reading. She is an award-winning veteran technology and business journalist with more than two decades of experience in reporting and editing for various publications, including Network Computing, Secure Enterprise ... View Full Bio

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