Forbes' 'Thought of the Day' Used To Hack Readers
Forbes' "Thought of the Day" was used in a sophisticated hack that targeted U.S. defense contractors and financial companies.By Mikah Sargent | February 11, 2015
According to cyber intelligence firm iSight Partners — one of two firms that discovered the attack — a Chinese cyber espionage team used a vulnerability in Adobe's Flash player and Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser to plant malware in Forbes' "Thought of the Day" splash page. (Video via Microsoft)
iSight says it can confirm the attack took place between Nov. 28 and Dec. 1 of 2014, but it may have lasted longer.