Web surfers aren’t just mad about online privacy violations. They’re getting even. Consumers are speaking out publicly against companies they say have gone too far in tracking their Web surfing patterns, creating public relations nightmares.
A massive hack of legitimate Web sites has been spreading malware to visitors’ PCs, using a new tactic that has made detection "extraordinarily difficult," security experts said today. According to the researcher who broke the news, the hack, which involves several hundred sites, may be related to a November 2007 break-in at Fasthosts Internet Ltd., a U.K.-based hosting service that in early December acknowledged that some clients’ log-in credentials had been pinched.