This is just an illustration of how serious this problem really is — Web site administrators must do a much, much better job to ensure that their Web sites are secure. Otherwise, they run the risk of unwittingly exposing their readers to serious malicious threats that could result in personal financial loss, identity theft, or worse.
Unfortunately, we seem to be seeing that the problem with compromised Web sites is getting worse, not better, and the Internet experience and trust factor for the casual user will suffer as a result.
Note: We’ve contacted BusinessWeek and alerted them of the problem. Let’s hope they get it cleaned up and fix the original vulnerability so it doesn’t happen again.
“Fergie”, a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
Internet Security Intelligence
Advanced Threats Research