Iowa State University

ITInformation Technology

Security Alert: Malware on the Des Moines Register Website

This news item expired April 4, 2010. It may contain out-of-date information.
This is a high priority security alert. The State of Iowa DAS security group sent a security alert out to State of Iowa employees regarding compromised web pages on the Des Moines Register website.

They recommended that all state employees avoid the Des Moines Register website and were blocking access to the Des Moines Register website where possible.

It is extremely likely that this malware will either install Torpig, a nasty banking Trojan, or the familiar Rogue AV software. Both malware products are intended to drain money from the accounts of victims.