Malware Links on U.S. Car-Defect Website Risked Infecting Users

A shop foreman performs a service recall on a General Motors Co. (GM) 2005 Saturn Ion in New Hudson, Michigan, on April 25, 2014.

Photographer: Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg

Security of a U.S. government website is being questioned after it was revealed a database motorists have been urged to use to report car defects contained documents with links to a site with malware capable of infecting their computers.

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