SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Computer
security firm Websense was warning that hackers have infected a huge number
of websites with malicious code crafted to dupe Internet users.
Hundreds of thousands of legitimate websites have been boobytrapped to
redirect visitors to "lizamoon" addresses where they are greeted with bogus
warnings that their computers have been compromised, according to Websense.
The ruse is designed to frighten people into downloading and installing fake
anti-virus software, referred to as "scare-ware," portrayed as a Windows
People who fall for the ploy, perhaps even paying for downloads, are
actually installing malicious software that hackers can use to their