Compromised Chinese site leaves gamers vulnerable

The game channel of a popular Chinese information and entertainment Web site, Mop.com, has been compromized, leaving the accounts of online gamers vulnerable to theft

The game channel of a popular Chinese information and entertainment Web site, Mop.com, has been compromized, leaving the accounts of online gamers vulnerable to theft, security vendor Websense has warned.

In a blog post Monday, Websense said cybercriminals had injected the game site with malicious code by modifying a Javascript file referenced by the site.

Mop.com has more than 50 million registered users and clocks over 200 million pageviews daily, the security company noted in the blog post, adding that the game site is especially popular with World of Warcraft fans. The site is ranked No. 274 on Alexa's list of most visited Web sites in the world.

According to Websense, only visitors who enter the site via search results displayed by Chinese search engine, Baidu.com, will be affected. Following that, the malicious code conducts a check to determine if 360 Safeguard, a popular Chinese antivirus software, is installed. If the security software is not detected, the code redirects the user to one of two URLs containing the exploit.

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