MySQL Site Serves Malware

InfoWorld is reporting that hackers have compromised the website hosting Oracle’s open-source MySQL database management system.  It was serving up malware today, silently infecting vulnerable browsers and plug-ins.  MySQL.com was infected with “mwjs159”, a type of drive-by malware.  People visiting the site were being redirected to a site that installs malware using code from the “Blackhole exploit kit”.

Compromised visitors don’t need to click or agree to anything, simply visiting mysql.com with a vulnerable browsing platform will result in an infection.

 

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