The website of the (Indian) Union Public Service Commission ( www.upsc.gov.in ) has been the victim of a malicious cyber attack., the San Jose, California (US)-based web security solutions provider, Finjan, says in its blog.
The site appears to have been injected with a Fiesta attack toolkit. When triggered by a user's PC that runs Internet Explorer, it infects the computer using seven different techniques.
The malware seems to have originated from a server in Poland finds Finjan. The company's Chief Technology Officer Yuval Ben-Itzhak adds that the toolkit can be bought for around $ 300. Finjan has immediately notified the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) the May 10 blog says.
However when IndiaTechOnline checked on May 13, the Google search engine still says "This site may harm your computer" and explains: "This warning message appears with search results we've identified as sites that may install malicious software on your computer". This may put off thousands of visitors to the site.
The UPSC site is very popular with those checking for Indian government jobs and looking for results of public recruitment exams held on behalf of government agencies including the Indian Civil Services.
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( Bangalore May 13 2009)