Alicia Keys’ MySpace Page Hacked

Roger Thompson of Exploit Prevention Labs has discovered multiple hacked MySpace pages – most prominently MySpace’s #4 most popular major music artist Alicia Keys.

The way the hack works is that when you visit the infected page, you are hit by an exploit (which installs malware) and next they’re presented with a Fake Codec which tells them they need to install a codec to view the video. So even if they’re patched, they can fall victim to the exploit. The HTML in the page contains some kind of an image map, and if you can click on anything over a wide area on the page and your click is directed to the malicious hyperlink.

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