The wish to automate repetitive and boring tasks is not restricted to those who engage in legal enterprises, so it's no wonder that we have lately witnessed a rise in DIY kits marketed to cyber crooks and scammers.
A malicious version of the open source Web-based MySQL database administration tool phpMyAdmin has been discovered on one of the official mirror sites of SourceForge, the popular online code repository for free and open source software.
Visitors who tried to get their news from the website of the well-respected independent broadcaster Al Jazeera last night have been faced with an unexpected sight: a page sporting the Syrian flag, a screenshot of Al Jazeera's main page with the word "HACK!!" superimposed on it and the name and message of the attackers who targeted it.
Reuters' blogging platform has been hacked for the second time in two weeks, and this time false news that Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal had died was posted on one of the journalists' blog.
Two websites belonging to the Nepalese government have been injected with malicious code that tries to take advantage of a Java vulnerability (CVE-2012-0507) in order to download a backdoor RAT on the visitors' machines, Websense warns.