Hacked Website of UK Landmark Delivers Malware
The Website of the Forth Road Bridge, a famous landmark in the UK, has been torn open to serve malicious code, security experts at Roundtrip Solution, a Scottish security agency reported. TechWorld published this in news on February 7, 2008.
The bloggers presume that the hack uses more than an embedded code. They think some other thing on the server stands compromised permitting to view the Forth Estuary Transport Authority (FETA) Website. According to them, the workstation computer of a FETA Website developer has been compromised that permitted hackers to acquire username and password of the FTP by applying a keylogger.
Ben-Itzhak added that any obfuscated code or similar kind of sophisticated hacking techniques could be prevented if businesses include real-time products for content inspection that would help analyze any code embedded on Web pages and to take care of it before it strikes the end-user system.
Meanwhile, FETA shut down its Website on February 6, 2008 (after being informed of potential issue) to bring it back late afternoon the same day after rebuilding it.
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