NEWS - February 22, 2013
by Carol~ - 2/22/13 8:22 AM
NBC website hacked and distributes malware - here's what happened
The latest high-profile organisation to fall victim to cybercriminals is the National Broadcasting Company (NBC), one of the so-called Big Three television networks in the USA.
NBC's website was "owned" and used as a go-between in a campaign to infect online visitors automatically.
Fortunately, the malevolent content on the site was up only briefly, limiting the harm that was done.
But researchers at Dutch security company SurfRight managed to grab samples of some of the malware on offer during this time.
⇒ The samples acquired during the NBC infection aren't necessarily a complete manifest of the malware that was disseminated. The crooks can vary what is served up by their attack sites based on many factors, such as browser type, operating system, your location, the time of day and more.
NBC's home page and others were affected, including the pages of late night talk show hosts Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon.
Here's roughly how the attack played out, and how NBC got sucked into the equation:
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