[ISN] U.S. Labor Dept. Website Hacked, Serves Malware

http://www.informationweek.com/security/attacks/us-labor-dept-website-hacked-serves-malw/240153984 By Mathew J. Schwartz InformationWeek.com May 01, 2013 The U.S. Department of Labor website was hacked Tuesday evening to launch drive-by attacks at visitors’ Web browsers. That warning was sounded Wednesday morning by Jaime Blasco, director of AlientVault Labs, as well as Anup Ghosh, CEO of Invincea, both of whom reported that the Department of Labor servers had been infected by malicious code. A Department of Labor spokeswoman, reached by phone, declined to comment on the attack reports. But Blasco said via email: “Several people within the U.S. government have been contacted so they should be working on it right now. We published this information because the exploit is still there and we are tying to warn people not to visit the website.” By late Wednesday morning, the malware campaign appeared to have been stopped. “The site has since been fixed and law enforcement is investigating,” said Invincea’s Ghosh in a blog entry posted late Wednesday morning. […] ______________________________________________ Visit the InfoSec News Security Bookstore Best Selling Security Books and More! http://www.shopinfosecnews.org




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