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Philippine government website hacked to spike page rank of gambling site

Network intrusion; Software vulnerability

The Asian country’s Agriculture Department site contains concealed malware. Six webpages have been injected with a string of code that drives up search hits for a gambling site.

  • Homepage
  •  “Contact Us” page
  • “Advisory Banner” page
  • “About Us” page
  • Department Mission/Vision page
  • History of DA page

“Take note, dear Reader, that visiting the above infected pages will not get you infected; however, you will be contributing to the increase of the page rank of the gambling-related URL we can see in the code,” Malwarebytes explains. 


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July 24, 2014

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July 23, 2014

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