U.S. firm finds malware targeting visitors to Afghan government websites

December 21, 2014 3:04 PM

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U.S. firm finds malware targeting visitors to Afghan government websites

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Malicious software likely linked to China is being used to infect visitors to a wide range of official Afghan government websites, U.S. cybersecurity researchers say.

ThreatConnect, a Virginia-based cybersecurity firm, said its researchers last week found a corrupted JavaScript file that is being used to host content on "gov.af" websites, and there are no antivirus protections available for the malware.

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