How ironic! The website of the popular anti-virus service provider Kaspersky has been compromised by hackers who reportedly pushed malware to Kaspersky users for more than three and a half hours before it was brought under control. This is not the first time Kaspersky has fallen prey to malicious hackers. The website has fallen prey close to 36 times since 2000 and the most recent hack before this one was in early 2009 when a security lapse resulted in hackers getting access to the back-end database of the website.
In a statement released now, Kaspersky has admitted to the hack but has noted that no secure information was compromised.
“The website was simulating a Windows XP Explorer window and a popup window showing scanning process on the local computer and offering the user a fake antivirus program to install. The domain was making these redirections for 3.5 hours in total.”