Yet another high-profile malware embedded attack worth commenting on, just like the most recent one at the Dutch embassy in Moscow. Website of UK landmark hacked to serve malware :
The bottom line – according to publicly obtainable stats and the ever-growing list of high-profile malware embedded attacks, legitimate sites serve more malware than bogus ones as it was in the past in the form of dropped domains for instance. How come? Malware campaigners figured out that trying to attract traffic to their malware domains is more time and resources consuming than it is to take advantage of the traffic a legitimate site is already getting. In fact, they’re getting so successful at embedding their presence on a legitimate site that they’re currently taking advantage of “event-based social engineering” campaigns by embedding the malware at one of the first five search engine results to appear on a particular event.