TWiT.tv – malware infects Leo Laporte’s website

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

The website run by internet celebrity Leo Laporte, TWiT.tv, has been hit by a malware infection intended to infect visiting computers.

Hackers have managed to inject a line of malicious code, in the form of an iFrame, at the very top of the TWiT website pointing to a webpage with a .cz.cc domain name.

Although Sophos products intercepted the compromised TWiT.tv webpage as Mal/Iframe-V, and prevented users from having their computers compromised by the attack, users of other vendors’ products may not be so lucky.

The .cz.cc webpage attempts to run a file called worms.jar which Sophos detects as Troj/Java-AL.

The Java Trojan is normally associated with fake anti-virus attacks, and may also trigger a PDF-based vulnerability attack detected by Sophos as Troj/PDFJs-ST.

Surfing the web without malware protection is pretty dangerous these days – it’s like sky-diving with nothing more than a picnic hamper strapped onto your back. We see tens of thousands of legitimate webpages…

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.

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