DNR Website Hosting a Trojan

Brent Finnegan -- September 3rd, 2009

The hburgnews hashtag has been on fire this morning with tweets from people who know a lot more about computers than I do, warning folks using PCs to steer clear of the DNR website. Apparently it has been breached, and is generating fake antivirus scan popups with a redirect trojan. @Ironmask took a screenshot.

14 Responses to “DNR Website Hosting a Trojan”

  1. nicklaus combs says:

    no question mark needed

  2. Deleted. Thanks, Nick.

  3. Emmy says:

    Happened to me last night! I was not happy! Hope they get it figured out.

  4. In fairness, hburgnews had something similar happen in April 2008.

  5. Justin says:

    Yeah, but you’re one guy running a blog…

  6. Greg says:

    And today they’re not allowing any comments to be posted on any articles.

  7. BANDIT says:

    …The DNR has been giving us the Trojan, in the news paper, for quite sometime now.

  8. Brooke says:

    They’ve still got it. I just got the fake site when I clicked on the DNR, and am running antivirus now. Argh.

  9. The DNR website currently features no stories. Nothing being cranked out on RSS.

    Obviously they’re having lots of technical difficulties, but in light of all the recent talk in the newspaper business of paywalls and “it’s the Internet’s fault our industry is in bad shape,” it would be interesting to see how local news flows without a newspaper website. Would be interested to know (maybe a DNR could report on this) if paper sales increase at all while the website is down.

  10. JGFitzgerald says:

    The DNR has not as a matter of policy published bad news about itself. The trend goes back at least as far as the sexual attacks on news carriers 20 years ago. I doubt they’ll report on this but, not getting the dead-tree edition, I may never know.

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