A FOREX trading website has been contaminated with a malicious Java applet that is designed to install malware on the systems of visiting surfers.
The targeted website is a popular FOREX (foreign exchange market) website called “Trading Forex” (tradingforex.com). The website remains contaminated as of Thursday lunchtime according to Websense, the web security firm that detected the attack.
The backdoor planted on Trading Forex is written in Visual Basic.Net and requires the Microsoft’s .NET framework to be successfully installed and running on a victim’s computer. This is an unusual approach.