Warning: This post is quite technical and might only be interesting to true geeks.
[singlepic id=313 w=320 h=240 float=right]Yesterday I found out frgdr.com was injected with malicious code which redirected some visitors to discount-canadian-medshop.com, an e-commerce website selling pharmaceutical drugs (read: Cialis). This was a particularly conniving hack as only some posts were affected, making it harder to detect anything was wrong. If you are interested in such details, after the jump is a summary of the incident.
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“Reports that say something hasn’t happened are interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns — the ones we don’t know we don’t know.”
– – Donald Rumsfeld, US Secretary of Defense, 2002
Update: frgdr.com was base64’d a second time on May 12, 2010. New insights at the bottom of this post.
[singlepic id=270 w=320 h=240 float=right]A few hours ago frgdr.com was injected with malicious code which redirected every visitor to a website that tries to trick people into downloading a fake antivirus program. Everything is fine now. If you are interested in such details after the jump is a summary of the incident, including why my hosting provider GoDaddy is awesome.
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