I've been known to get physically ill reading the Seattle Times. Now apparently my computer is at risk too.
From: DSHS CA Help300 (CA Help Desk) Sent: Monday, May 02, 2011 9:17 AM To: DSHS CA Help300 (CA Help Desk) Subject: !!!Malware Issues This Morning!!! Importance: High
This message has been sent to All CA Staff.
There have been a number of PCs reporting virus infections after visiting external websites, namely The Seattle Times. We are aware of the situation and working on remedies for those infected machines. In the meantime, please refrain from visiting ANY external websites, especially The Seattle Times, until further notice. If you have any questions, please contact the Service Desk. Thank you.
Nick Fuchs Department of Social and Health Services Operations and Systems Support Manager Children's Administration Technology Services (CATS)
While we couldn't replicate the problem here at the all-Mac Stranger, Fuchs confirms multiple "malware" infections at the all-Windows Children's Administration, although he says the damage is easy to repair. The Seattle Times confirms that they experienced some sort of "problem" yesterday, but seemed surprised to hear that it was ongoing. I'm waiting on a call back from the appropriate department.
In the meanwhile, I suggest that as always, you avoid reading the Seattle Times, in print or online, especially the op/ed pages.