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Windows 7: Nobel Prize site hacked, delivers malware

27 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
Nobel Prize site hacked, delivers malware

Yesterday (Oct 26, 2010), MMPC researchers learned that the Nobel Peace Prize website "" was hacked and users browsing the site using Firefox versions 3.5 and 3.6 may have received malware. The malware is delivered by way of a malicious JavaScript that exploits a vulnerability in Firefox.
Mozilla is aware of the vulnerability and note that an update of the browser is pending.
Microsoft provides protection against the malicious JavaScript as "Exploit:JS/Belmoo" and the payload as "Backdoor:Win32/Belmoo.A" with antimalware signature version 1.93.562.0 and higher.
Below are SHA1 hashes for the related malware -
  • Exploit:JS/Belmoo – 4e10bc0c96c1f1dec856dd890f5e64f654229f1d
  • Backdoor:Win32/Belmoo.A - 244860d5c40d8d13c16fa8bba133c7608a09a276
Source: Nobel Prize site hacked, delivers malware - Microsoft Malware Protection Center - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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27 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I'd be willing to bet a million dollars that the Chinese Communist Party did this in retaliation for the Nobel Peace Prize being awarded to Liu Xiaobo, a Chinese human rights activist who is currently a political prisoner in China.
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27 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

As reported on another post. Firefox has been patched for this problem and updated released.

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29 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

You just might have it correct Klaw117.
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30 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bits

Indeed,they,the chinese, do have the fastest supercomputer on earth now..
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