Geek.com, one of the Web’s oldest and most popular tech sites, has been hacked and was serving malware to visitors. According to Zscaler’s blog, many areas on Geek.com, including articles and the site’s main pages like home, and about us, are infected with malicious iFrames pointing to different malicious sites. Hackers injected a malicious HTML iFrame into legitimate pages on the site.
Many legitimate websites are being compromised by taking advantage of poor coding practices in web applications. Attackers are on the lookout for popular websites or news sites to use as launchpads for their attacks. Web users need to be aware that no web site is a safe web site.