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Gromozon, one of the nastier pieces of malware known to security researchers, uses a variety of sites to infect users — and has a particular affinity for Italy (perhaps one reason is that Italians are huge users of Acer laptops, and Acer’s now-patched ActiveX vulnerability is one avenue of exploit that the Gromozon gang uses).

A while back, Francesco here was checking out some new domain names the Gromozoners registered, and found a new website registered — al-qaedah(dot)net.

(Obviously, going to these sites themselves is a very bad idea.)

One can only wonder as to what content they’ll put on that site – but perhaps it’s a cruel irony that a site named after al-qaedah will spawn one of the most vicious malware infestations one can get.

Alex Eckelberry