Threatwatch

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. 

sector

Government (Foreign)

reported

July 24, 2014

reported by

Malwarebytes

number affected

Unknown

location of breach

Unknown

perpetrators

Unknown

location of perpetrators

Unknown

date breach occurred

Unknown

date breach detected

July 23, 2014