Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Latino Best Buy Site Hacked

Latino Best Buy surfers find a redirect that takes users to, you guessed it, a malware site.

Last week Trend Micro discovered something very disturbing for Latin American customers surfing to the Best Buy site.

Before they reached the page asking them to choose their language – Spanish or English – a subtle GEO-IP check happened. If they were from Latin America, they were redirected to another page. Trend Micro Threat Research Manager, Ivan Macalintal, said:

“If (the) requesting IP is from the Latin America Region (LAR), users are redirected to the ‘Choose English or Spanish’ page—and then bingo!”

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