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NASA, Stanford sites hit by search engine scammers

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By Robert McMillan
May 9, 2011 07:15 PM ET

IDG News Service - Scammers looking to flog cheap software have hacked Web pages on high-profile websites, including those belonging to NASA and Stanford University.

NASA, just a week away from its penultimate space shuttle launch, has now removed dozens of Web pages that popped up on its Jet Propulsion Laboratory website. They were used to flog low-cost versions of Adobe's Creative Suite and other products, according to cached versions of the pages, still viewable on Google.

The scammers loaded up the Web pages with nonsense text (a sample: "Edit buy adobe premiere pro cs4 some callouts and balloons to make this time it took you and saved you a long time") and links to many other hacked pages.

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Added: May-12-2011 Occurred On: May-12-2011
By: Breakingthru
Tags: Nasa, Standford, Syracuse, Northeastern, hacked, sql injection, old school, ouch
Location: United States (load item map)
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  • the internet in general is one big piece of malicious code.. I'm going to raise a veing and get whacked on an SQL injection right now, look at my forearms... look at my swelling click finger as it throbs for its next hit.

    Oh yeah, cheap software... creme fraishe

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