The website handling the open-source MySQL database was attacked by unidentified hackers, compromised, and served as a platform for carrying out malware infections, new reports reveal.
As a result, anybody with an outdated Web browser, or unsecured version of Adobe Flash and Java on their Windows powered systems fell victim to the breach.
The malicious code redirected visitors to a third party domain. Unsuspecting victims were sent to a web page, which was a segment of a Blackhole exploit pack installation.
"It exploits the visitor's browsing platform [...], and upon successful exploitation, permanently installs a piece of malware into the visitor's machine, without the visitor's knowledge," Armorize's co-founder and CEO Wayne Huang warned, according to this report by technology site The Inquirer.
"The visitor doesn't need to click or agree to anything; simply visiting mysql.com with a vulnerable browsing platform will result in an infection," he added.