Ziv Mador, director of security research at Trustwave, an IT security firm, told Disovery News that it isn't clear yet what the malware does. "We're still working on it," he said. "It's a pretty complex piece of malware."
Microsoft is reportedly working on a permanent fix, and issued a security
While the particular attack on the CFR website used a previously unknown vulnerability in Internet Explorer, the "watering hole" attack is nothing new: a local government site in Maryland and a bank in Boston were hit by one called VOHO in July, which infected targeted computers with code that sent information such as keystrokes back to a server.
Photo: An image of the Blaster virus code. Credit: Wikimedia Commons