Lean.mit.edu hacked and serving spam

Interested in Viagra, Cialis and some other “magical” medications? It seems that the MIT web site for the Lean Advancement Initiative (https://lean.mit.edu/ ) knows a bit about it:

Joking aside, they got hacked and are being used to serve a lot of SPAM. In fact, we were fixing a web site that had a lot of links to it:

original viagra bestellen 
original viagra rezeptfrei 
viagra droga generica 
viagra verpackung 
cialis filmtabletten 
viagra kaufen test 
viagra original preis 
günstig viagra

The script is also a bit clever, so if you visit it without any argument, it returns a 404 (try https://lean.mit.edu/blind/products/lesat/lesat.php ).
If you visit with an argument, it shows the spam: (try https://lean.mit.edu/blind/products/lesat/lesat.php?pills=bestellen-viagra )

The code being used is probably very similar to this one: https://blog.sucuri.net/2010/05/it-is-not-over-seo-spam-on-sites.html

If you know anyone at the MIT, let them know about it.

As always, if you are having difficulties getting your site cleanup, send us an email at contact@sucuri.net or visit our site: https://sucuri.net. We can get your sites clean up right away.

Also, consider checking out our site security monitoring. We will monitor your sites 24×7 and alert you if it ever gets infected with malware, hacked or blacklisted.

  1. The All Great MIT got hacked an no one noticed?

    Let me guess they were cavorting for the Vanity Fair shutterbugs all weekend in the Hamptons.

  2. We have contacted the owners of the server to remediate the issues. The nightmare will be over soon.

Comments are closed.

You May Also Like