Hackers have latched on to the NSA surveillance story—literally.
A news story on the outing of whistleblower Edward Snowden posted to the Washington Free Beacon is serving malware redirecting visitors to a malicious site where more malware awaits. The Free Beacon site remains infected, according to Invincea researchers, who said they have contacted the news organization about the attack. The story is being linked to by the popular Drudge Report and it's likely to have snared a pretty good number of victims so far.
"This exploit appears to be the same as used against other media sites to infect readers of these websites and part of a concerted campaign against media sites to infect their visitors by exploiting vulnerabilities in Java," Mitchell wrote. "
Mitchell cautions that this attack isn't being detected yet by security companies because signatures associated with the attack are different from previous campaigns.
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