Shopping website hacked with malware

Online bargain hunters had their shopping expeditions disrupted when Google discovered malware or malicious software hidden on a major Australian retail website.

Visitors to DealsDirect.com.au using Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers on Friday received warnings the site could harm computers due to a malware hosting threat.

The site sells household goods, furniture and electronics.

DealsDirect spokeswoman Elisha Booth told Fairfax the malicious code had been removed and people were able to return to safe online shopping on Friday afternoon.

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/shopping-website-hacked-with-malware-20100319-qlh3.html

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