Forbes.com was hacked in November
Andrea Peterson of The Washington Post writes, “For three days late last year, the news site’s ‘Thought of the Day’ widget, which appears when readers visit the site, was compromised — seamlessly redirecting visitors from certain organizations to another site where their computers could be infected with malware without their knowledge.
“Researches have linked similar malware controlled by the same server used in the Forbes attack to breaches of Web sites frequented by domestic Chinese dissident groups.
“Forbes acknowledged the incident. “On December 1, 2014, Forbes discovered that on November 28, 2014, a file had been modified on a system related to the Forbes web site,’ the outlet said in a statement to The Post. ‘The file was immediately reverted and an investigation by Forbes into the incident began. Forbes took immediate actions to remediate the incident.’ The news outlet’s investigation found ‘no indication of additional or ongoing compromise nor any evidence of data exfiltration,’ according to the statement.
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