Report: Kapersky pwned and owned by cybercriminals

Posted by STARR KESHET


Well, this is embarrassing! It seems as if Kapersky was recently pwned and owned by a mysterious team of cybercriminals who managed to briefly hijack the security company’s anti-virus website. 

According to SPAMfighter, US-based users attempting to download software from Kaspersky on October 17th were directed to a malicious website that scammed surfers into downloading bogus anti-virus software.

Report: Kapersky pwned and owned by cybercriminalsOnce installed, the software displayed various pop-ups highlighting purported flaws, which prompted some users to buy a phony anti-virus suite to fix the problem.

Kapersky acknowledged the critical breach on October 19th, with a spokesperson confirming that the rogue redirection was active for a grand total of three and a half hours before the affected server was taken offline.