TechCrunch Europe warns readers to scan their PCs for malware

Filed Under: Malware

At the start of this week I posted a warning on this blog that the TechCrunch Europe website had fallen victim to a hacking attack, and was spreading malware to its readers.

At the time I was concerned that the popular technology blog had referred on Twitter to malware warnings being seen by readers as "annoying", and said that I hoped that aside from cleaning-up the infection by a member of the Zbot malware family, they would also post a message onto their site warning users that they could have been infected.

I'm delighted to say that yesterday evening, TechCrunch Europe posted a brief message advising readers to check their computers with an up-to-date anti-virus product.

Statement from TechCrunch Europe about malware infection

Of course, it would have been nice if TechCrunch had posted a warning on its site as soon as the problem was identified - but this is better than nothing! If you visited TechCrunch Europe's website at the beginning of this week you would be sensible to scan your computer now - just in case.


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Graham Cluley runs his own award-winning computer security blog, and is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and gives computer security presentations. Send Graham an email, subscribe to his updates on Facebook, follow him on Twitter and, and circle him on Google Plus for regular updates.