Published on September 27th, 2011 | by Mithil Bhatia0
For “a short period of time”, Internet users visiting MySQL.com were redirected to malicious websites that install malware on their computers.
The main website of MySQL database, owned by Oracle Inc., was yesterday attacked by a group of hackers for a short period of time who managed to spread malware to visitors.
Trend Micro researchers also found evidence that the attackers were offering root access to some of the cluster servers of mysql.com and its subdomains in underground forums for $ 3,000.
The attack would have already been disabled, although Oracle has not stated officially about this attack. However, the attack has already been disabled and the site is no longer serving malware.
MySQL is an open source database management system, originally owned by an independent entity Sun Microsystems, which was acquired by Oracle in 2008.