The Latest in IT Security hacked, serves malware


Update: appears to be clean now (they replaced the script that contained the malicious code).

Popular website has been hacked and is serving malware.

Here is the sequence of events viewed from Fiddler (highlighted are the malicious parts):

The hacker(s) modified a legitimate javascript and injected some malicious code into it.

Even though the name of its javascript sounds suspicious (s_code_remote.js), it belongs to the SiteCatalyst plugin from Omniture:

View of the legit javascript plugin

Here is the compromised version:

The script calls:

(Note the use of the referrer). is a server whose IP address ( is located in Germany.

Final delivery is the BlackHole exploit kit itself from:

Please use extreme caution and stay clear off while they fix the issue.

Jerome Segura

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