Kaspersky Lab researchers report that the My Opera service is hosting malicious code.

"My Opera, a free online hosting service for users of the Opera Web browser, played host to a PHP based IRC botnet, according to a post by Dmitry Bestuzhev, a researcher at Kaspersky Lab," writes threatpost's Paul Roberts. "The bot appears to have originated in Brazil, based on an analysis of the code, though its not clear who posted it to the My Opera hosting service or when, Bestuzhev said."

"Bestuzhev said a routine scan of My.Opera.com pages turned up both the source of the PHP IRC bot and a working version of the bot, as well as an IRC channel server for coordinating communications within the botnet and the password for the channel," Roberts writes.

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