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updated 5/17/2011 4:19:17 PM ET 2011-05-17T20:19:17

Online criminals have launched an online attack against Geek.com, corrupting several Web pages on the popular technology news and reviews site.

Many Geek.com Web pages have been rigged with malicious code that lurks silently on legitimate-looking pages and can exploit vulnerabilities in users' computers without their knowledge, the security firm Zscaler reports.

Geek.com has been a go-to destination for tech enthusiasts since its 1996 launch. This attack, like others on popular, high-traffic sites, is dangerous because it exploits the brand recognition Geek.com has built among loyal site visitors for the past 15 years.

"Attackers are constantly on the lookout for popular websites or top news sites as targets for their attacks," Zscaler wrote. "Users need to be aware that not every site is a safe site."

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