Hackers Attack Van Morrison with Baby Rumors
According to reports, Van Morrison (the legendary Irish songwriter and singer) was apparently again become father of a newborn at 64-years of age. But the artist issued a statement saying that hackers made a bogus story and posted it on his official website, as reported by Sophos on January 1, 2010.
The fake news story is actually because of an SQL injection assault on the veteran singer Morrison's site, revealed the reports. During SQL injection assaults, vicious hackers exploit poorly scripted Web applications to inject malware into an organization's computers and network.
Morrison through a statement indicated that some malicious people made claims that the statement about his personal life came from him. However, once the site administrators came to know about the claims, they took the site offline. But unfortunately, news agencies had already published the falsehoods. According to Morrison, the comments that flashed on his site were not from him. They were totally and thoroughly baseless, he added.
Meanwhile, the SophosLabs security researchers stated that the company had on earlier occasions written about severe hazards on the official website of Van Morrison. They had detected the site as being hackers' target a number of times since August 2009. Several times the site was injected with malicious code possibly because the intention was to contaminate music lovers' computers who innocently visited the online site.
According to the researchers, it wouldn't be astonishing to find malware getting disseminated via the new attack. Several journalists and fans were chanced to access the site for updated information about the newborn's arrival, but the news was hoax.
However, Van Morrison has already done all that was necessary to deal with the issue. He stated that he had directed his Management Team to execute an instant probe into the hack. He also informed that the attack happened on December 29, 2009.
While the experts are resolving the problem, a message on Van Morrison's website flashes on the top page, stating "New Website Coming Soon."
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