ZScaler informed about an attack on Geek.com a website that has been very popular for online technology resources since 1996. Hackers managed to redirects users to malicious sites and tried to install malicious software on all visitors machine.
According to zScaler:
If you look at the screenshot , you will notice that they feature the latest articles on the home page. The latest topic or article currently discussed is “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 details leaked”. As this is first article is highlighted and “Call of Duty” is a very popular game, one can assume that many people have fallen victim to this attack. It is in the article itself where the malicious Iframe has been injected.
Unfortunately on a daily bases there are hundreds of attacks conducted on web pages like the one demonstrated. Many legitimate web resources are subject to cracking due to lack of experience in web application programming, that are often used by cybercriminals to spread their malicious software. Attackers are always looking for popular sites and news portals and use them as platforms for their attacks. You always have to remember safe sites do not exist.
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