Olympic Games coverage on news website hit by SQL Injection

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

My colleague Paul Baccas from SophosLabs has blogged about a number of webpages on news websites that have been infected by an SQL Injection attack designed to install malware onto users’ computers.

One of the struck websites is NDTV.com, an Indian news website (New Delhi Television Limited), popular throughout the subcontinent.

One of the infected webpages on NDTV’s website.

With the Olympic Games in Beijing starting in the last few days, it’s perhaps particularly disturbing to find that many of the infected pages are carrying news stories about the sporting competition.

These webpages are, of course, likely to be getting a lot of visits at the moment as much of the world is following the Olympic Games closely. Hackers are especially keen to hit high traffic pages of the internet as it increases their potential pool of victims.

The common thread between these latest infections is AFP…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.