Hasbro’s website compromised, serves malware
Posted on 27.01.2014
The official website of well-known toy maker Hasbro has been compromised and found serving malware to unsuspecting visitors on a number of occasions during the last few weeks.

According to Barracuda Labs researchers, the site was not compromised via malicious ads as it's often the case, but directly, and it would lead visitors via a chain of redirects to a website hosting Java exploits.

If a visitor's computer turned out to be vulnerable to them, the download of an information-stealing Trojan variant that was initially not detected by any of the AV solutions used by VirusTotal.

Users who visited the site on January 10, 11, 14 and 20 are likely to have had their computers infected, so they are urged to scan their machine with one of the AV solutions that detect the malware in question.

But to be on the safe side, everyone who visited the site lately would do well to do so, too. Avoiding the website for the time being might also not be a bad idea, as we wait for its operators to clean house.









Spotlight

Reactions to the IRS hack that impacted 100,000 people

Cybercriminals were able to successfully steal tax forms full of personal information of more than 100,000 taxpayers through IRS’ Get Transcript application. This data included Social Security information, date of birth and street address.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Thu, May 28th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //