back to article Hackers add exploit kit to article asking 'Is cyber crime out of control?'

Hackers have hosed an article published by The Guardian using the world's nastiest exploit kit Angler to pop the machines of exposed readers. The attack firmly answers the article's headline positing the question 'is cybercrime out of control', based on arguments in a book by one Misha Glenny. Angler is the most capable and …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Well, it's kind of poetic

    Anyone know if it's just this specific article on the Guardian website with the malware, or is it the broader Guardian website in general?

    If it's only this specific article, then it seems like the attackers knew of the article prior to it being published. It's just sounds too poetic/ironic for it to be random co-incidence.

    1. Cari

      Re: Well, it's kind of poetic

      From what this article has described, it seems like the whole site should have been affected, as well as any others using the same service. We're a bit light on info here...

  2. Mark 85 Silver badge

    I'm wondering if El Reg may pop up in the miscreants radar and other tech oriented sites. It would be a coup indeed.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Unholy Trinity

    Flash, Java, VBscript

    1. Quortney Fortensplibe
      Trollface

      Unholy Quintet, You Mean

      You forgot Windows and Internet Explorer

    2. Matt Bryant Silver badge
      Happy

      Re: massively Serial Re: Unholy Trinity

      "Flash, Java, VBscript" Yes, but Shirley the folks of Islington are all using Apple Macs or iPads? I mean who else would be reading an IT article on The Groanagain?

  4. Cari

    Is it at all possible The Guardian put it there themselves?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      @Cari

      only if involved a typo.

  5. Detective Emil

    Betteridge's law of headlines

    At last! A counterexample.

  6. BebopWeBop Silver badge
    Pirate

    Haven't seen this reported in the Grauniad yet

    1. Cari

      They're probably working out who they can baselessly pin this on before they say anything.

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      2. thomas k

        blame

        So, Corbyn then.

        1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge

          Re: blame

          How about Putin?

        2. Bill B

          Re: blame

          This is the grauniad. Corbyn is unlikely to get the blame here. Cameron, Blair are all likely candidates though.

  7. Dr Paul Taylor

    syndication link is loaded in the background

    So can we get rid of this crap from websites, not just the Grauniad, please!

  8. sabroni Silver badge

    warped sense of humour?

    Well i guess i must have one of them too.

  9. Alistair Silver badge

    Hmm

    If my comprehension of the medium in question is correct (at this range), will it be blamed on muslim terrorists?

    1. Havin_it

      Re: Hmm

      No, definitely Corbyn. What vantage point are you viewing from?

      1. Alistair Silver badge
        Windows

        Re: Hmm

        @ havin_it

        From my perch at the top of the left pondian "pole".

        I've seen too many comments about the Guardian to ever visit the site, both here and otherfora.

        1. Bill B

          Re: Hmm

          There is nothing wrong with the Guardian. You just have to read the Telegraph at the same time.

  10. John 110

    Hmmm

    Think I'll just pop over and have a look.....bugger!!

  11. Al fazed
    Mushroom

    I've always said that the real terrorists are Windows OSes and the browser = Internet Explorer, with Internet Explorer Users being the Internet equivalent of suicide bombers.

    Natch

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Linux

    The world's nastiest exploit kit Angler ..

    Does this Angler exploit kit run on anything else except Microsoft Windows?

    1. AlbertH
      Holmes

      Re: The world's nastiest exploit kit Angler ..

      Does this Angler exploit kit run on anything else except Microsoft Windows?

      Of course not!

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