Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Sep 2011 22:25 UTC, submitted by HAL2001
Privacy, Security, Encryption Well, this is embarrassing. MySQL.com has been hacked (fixed by now), and was turned into a platform serving malware to unsuspecting visitors. The criminals did this by injecting a script which redirected visitors to a website which uses the BlackHole exploit pack, which probes the browser used and serves up an appropriate exploit. Computer security blogger Brian Krebs saw root access to MySQL.com being offered for $3000 only a few days ago.
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RE: Comment by metalf8801
by manjabes on Tue 27th Sep 2011 09:11 UTC in reply to "Comment by metalf8801"
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If you look at the VirusTotal report carefully, you'll notice that none of the security programs actually "caught" the hack. 4 of 44 simply labeled it as "suspicious" which in regular-user terms means "false-positive".

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