In November 2013, security experts warned users about visiting the popular humor website cracked.com since it was compromised and set up to serve malware. This week, the site was hacked once again.
According to Barracuda Labs, those who visit the homepage of Cracked.com are taken, via a number of redirects, to a page set up to serve malware by exploiting vulnerabilities in the web browser and the Java web plugin.
It’s worth noting that the attack doesn’t involve any ad networks. The attackers somehow managed to compromise the website directly and add their malicious code.
The worst part of it is that there’s nothing to alert victims to the fact that their computers are attacked. When Barracuda analyzed the attack, only a few antivirus engines were capable of detecting the threat.
Until the issue is addressed, users are advised to avoid visiting Cracked.com.