Unsuspecting users are currently visiting booby-trapped websites and Microsoft has announced plans to provide a quick and temporary fix to help combat it. Microsoft is currently aware of 3 web sites that have suffered exploits, they include nod32XX.com, led-professional-symposium.org, and defensenews.in, an India-based news portal. Visiting these sites will install the Poison Ivy and PlugX remote access trojans allowing the attacker to remotely issue commands and monitor e-mail and instant message communications on infected machines. Read the full story here.
Microsoft announced their plans to release a temporary fix for the current critical IE vulnerability that attackers are exploiting to install malicious software.