Now it is confirmed that the website of the file sharing program µTorrent was hacked yesterday. Anyone who tried to download the program were tricked into downloading fake antivirus software. Via a message on their website µTorrent confirms, that during Tuesday afternoon, they were exposed to a hacker attack.

This morning on 9/13/2011 at approximately 4:20 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7), the and Web servers were compromised. Our standard Windows software download was replaced with a type of fake antivirus “scareware” program.

Hackers broke into the Web server and replaced the Windows version of the program, which can be downloaded from the site, with a sort of fake antivirus program, so-called scareware. After nearly two hours µTorrent took took the affected servers offline to neutralize the threat.

In the beginning it was suspected that was also hacked, but a closer analysis revealed that the site was not infected. Only those who downloaded the software directly from was affected by the attack.

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