A recent spate of hacking incidents has led to the compromise of the popular website blogutils.net. Blogutils.net provides website utilities like visit counters that can be embedded on websites built using popular software.
Many websites, including some accounts created on tumblr.com have been recently blacklisted by Google. The primary reason for this is the compromise of blogutils.net which has allowed malware to be distributed on these benign sites via utilities like counters that are used by website around the world.
Website names on tumblr.com have the following format:
About the attack
Websites that are facing this problem may see malware links to some of the sites listed below via malicious iframes and redirections.
A screenshot of the blogutils.net website being blacklisted by Google is shown below.
How to remove the malicious code
If you are facing this problem on your site, remove the blogutils.net code (e.g. a visitor counter) for the time being. When blogutils.net has recovered from the attack you may re-enable the utility code on your website.
We will post more details in forthcoming posts.
How do I protect my site?
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Till next time…