Super Bowl stadium site hacked, seeded with exploits

by admin February 2, 2007 at 3:46 pm

The official Web site of Dolphin Stadium, home of Sunday’s Super Bowl XLI, has been hacked and seeded with exploit code targeting two known Windows security flaws.

In the attack, which was discovered by malware hunters at Websense Security Labs, the server hosting the site was breached and a link to a malicious JavaScript file was inserted into the header of the front page of the site. Visitors to the site execute the script, which attempts to exploit the vulnerabilities.

According to Dan Hubbard, senior director, security and technology research at Websense, the malicious site hosting the script has been taken offline by law enforcement officials but the hacked Dolphin Stadium site ?¢‚Ǩ‚Äù which is attracting a lot of Super Bowl-related traffic ?¢‚Ǩ‚Äù is still hosting the malicious JavaScript.

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