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.