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NBC says its website is safe after security scare

Published on Feb 22, 2013 8:03 AM
 
Media company NBC Universal says its NBC.com website was safe to visit following a security scare prompted by reports on Thursday night (Friday morning in Singapore), that it was infected with malicious software designed for banking fraud and cyber espionage. -- SCREENSHOT: NBC.COM

BOSTON (REUTERS) - United States media company NBC Universal said late on Thursday that its NBC.com website was safe to visit following a security scare prompted by reports that it was infected with malicious software designed for banking fraud and cyber espionage.

"A problem was identified and it has been fixed," an NBC Universal spokesman told Reuters. She declined to elaborate on the nature of the problem.

Earlier on Thursday, several security experts had advised Internet users to avoid the site altogether, saying it had been compromised by malicious software.

The Dutch computer security firm SurfRight said on its HitmanPro blog that the site of its NBC television network was tainted with viruses known as the Citadel and ZeroAccess that are used for banking fraud, cyber espionage and other computer crimes.

 
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