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Computer crash Don't freak. The IRS website wasn't one of them.

But three Treasury sites connected to the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing's home page were hit. Hackers inserted code that redirected visitors to a website in the Ukraine that then launched a variety of Web-based attacks.

The Ukrainian Web site has been associated with similar attacks in the past. Those attacks targeted a handful of known software bugs, including flaws in Adobe's Reader software.

As of late Monday, security vendor AVG researcher Roger Thompson said all three federal websites were still actively serving malicious software.

The best advice is to avoid the Bureau of Engraving and Printing page until Treasury security and IT folks are sure it's been cleaned up.

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