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

Net menaces show warped sense of humour in attack on Grauniad story.

Darren Pauli

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 prolific exploit kit in use by criminals. It allows attackers to run choice cuts of the latest Flash, Java, and browser exploits through which un-patched users can be targeted.

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Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/