Jamie Oliver website hacked to serve up malware

The website of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver (jamieoliver[dot]com) has been compromised, redirecting visitors to a WordPress site that forces malware to run on visitors’ computers.

jamieoliver[dot]com averages 10 million visits a month.

According to Malwarebytes, the firm that discovered the hack, an attempt to run the malware is carried out by exploiting Flash, Java and Sliverlight.

“The malicious redirection led to the Fiesta Exploit Kit which had recently integrated a critical zero-day (now patched) in Flash Player. However, as many people do not apply updates on a regular basis, this vulnerability is ripe for mass exploitation,” noted Jerome Segura, Malwarebytes senior security researcher.

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