BitDefender researchers report that a server belonging to MIT has been used by hackers to launch attacks against other Web sites.

"'One MIT server (CSH-2.MIT.EDU) hosts a malicious script actively used by cyber-crooks to scan the web for vulnerable websites,' the BitDefender researchers who spotted the attack said in a blog," writes Computerworld's Lucian Constantin.

"This attack campaign started in June and resulted in over 100,000 compromised websites so far, said BitDefender spokeswoman Loredana Botezatu," Constantin writes.

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