Hackers have managed to redirect users to malicious sites and are attempting to install malicious software on visitor's machines.
The malicious code attempts to take advantage of vulnerabilities on the end user’s machine.
According to zScaler:
If you look at the screenshot , you will notice that they feature the latest articles on the home page. The latest topic or article currently discussed is “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 details leaked”. As this is first article is highlighted and “Call of Duty” is a very popular game, one can assume that many people have fallen victim to this attack. It is in the article itself where the malicious Iframe has been injected. (Click image to enlarge)
Unfortunately, there are hundreds of similar attacks conducted on a daily bases on web pages like the ones displayed.
Many legitimate web resources are subject to cracking due to the admin's lack of experience in web application programming, and are often used by cybercriminals to spread their malicious software.
Attackers are always looking for popular sites and news portals, and attempt to use them as platforms for their attacks. Users have to always remember that safe sites do not exist.
Contributed by SecTechno