November 8, 2010

India's Popular Financial Web Site Moneycontrol.com Compromised

Xue Yang

Websense Security Labs™ ThreatSeeker™ Network has detected that the main Indian site of moneycontrol.com was compromised and injected with malicious code on November 6th 2010. It was cleaned up the next day.    

Moneycontrol.com is India's number one financial portal. It's the official site for CNBC TV18, and it provides news, views, and analysis on the stock market and equity, commodities, personal finance, mutual funds, insurance, and loans. 

Snapshot of moneycontrol.com: 



Moneycontrol.com is ranked 673 in the world according to the three-month Alexa traffic rankings. The site also has attained a traffic rank of 36 among users in India, where approximately 93% of its audience is located. 


The injection code:


 Websense customers are being protected proactively from this type of attack by our Advanced Classification Engine (ACE).

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