The MySQL.com website has been struck by cybercriminals, who hacked their way in to serve up malicious code to visiting computers.
Simply visiting the home page of the website, initiated a Java exploit that downloaded and executed malicious code on visiting Windows computers. No user interaction was required for PCs to become infected.
The hack was first publicly reported by security researchers at Armorize, and appears to no longer be present.
Brian Krebs reports that just a few days ago he noticed on a Russian underground website that a hacker was offering to sell admin rights to MySQL.com for $3000.
The attraction for malicious hackers is obvious – MySQL.com reportedly receives almost 12 million visitors a…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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