Hackers Compromise Celebrity Chef, Jamie Oliver’s Website, Redirect to Exploit Kit
If you thought of visiting celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s to try out his mind boggling recipes in your kitchen, you may just land in soup yourself. Hackers have compromised Jamie Oliver’s website and are using it to redirect users to a malware laden website.
Jamie Oliver is an English celebrity chef, restaurateur, and media personality who runs his own food-focused television shows which are widely popular among foodies around the world. He has also published several cookbooks is also lending his hand for a global campaign for better food education.
Jerome says that the hackers exploited one of the vulnerabilities CVE-2015-0311 in Adobe Flash Player. This vulnerability, though patched by Adobe in the last week of January, 2015, has been found to be used by cyber criminals in many attacks using Angler exploit kit.
To add to the problem of the victims, the malware dropper remains unidentified by AV engines and only eight out of 57 antivirus solutions are able to detect the dropper.
According to the Malwarebytes researchers, the malware dropper used by the cyber criminals in this particular case tricked the visitors browsers “into installing fake software updates which end up wreaking havoc on the system.”
So if you have recently visited Jamie Oliver’s website, you should get your PC thoroughly inspected and sanitized. The list of victims could be a long one, especially since Jamie Oliver’s website gets around 10 million visitors a month from foodies around the world.