Malware-laced widget hits hosting giant

Tuesday - 8/17/2010, 8:30am EDT

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  • Hosting giant Network Solutions could be harboring malware that has infected up to 5 million Web sites. ComputerWorld reports the infection was discovered by a California web security firm that traced the infection to a widget on GrowSmartBusiness.com. The malware then reportedly spread to millions of parked domains, Web sites that are still under construction. Network Solutions is disputing the number of infections.

  • ManTech has landed a five year contract worth up to 99.5 million dollars to provide cyber security services for the FBI. The deal means ManTech will provide 24/7 cyber security support, including intrusion-detection monitoring, security engineering, incident identification and response for the FBI. It will also offer vulnerability assessment and penetration testing, cyber-threat analysis, and specialized cyber training services. Bill Varner is the president of ManTech's Mission, Cyber and Technology Solutions Group, he will be joining the Federal Drive live 7:30.

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