London Stock exchange under cyber attack 25th Feb 2011!

Just a quick one lot of people reporting that the LSE may have suffered a cyber attack on Friday and over the weekend.

What is the current listing status for www.londonstockexchange.com/home?

Site is listed as suspicious – visiting this website may harm your computer.

Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 1 time(s) over the past 90 days.

What happened when Google visited this site?

Of the 5 pages that we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 1 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time that Google visited this site was on 2011-02-27, and the last time that suspicious content was found on this site was on 2011-02-26.Malicious software is hosted on 1 domain(s), including stripli.com/.

2 domain(s) appear to be functioning as intermediaries for distributing malware to visitors of this site, including unanimis.co.uk/, borsaitaliana.it/.

This site was hosted on 1 network(s) including AS3313 (INET).

Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware?

Over the past 90 days, www.londonstockexchange.com/home did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites.

Has this site hosted malware?

No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.

How did this happen?

In some cases, third parties can add malicious code to legitimate sites, which would cause us to show the warning message.

Next steps:

Updated 16 hours ago

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  1. Funky Monkey says:

    Looks like a case of bad/malware ads coming through LSE’s ad server (and the Unanimis ad network) – in this case, a quick inspection of their ad tags indicates it is: http://adserver.borsaitaliana.it. They should use Google’s AdSense or a more robust ad serving platform such as google.com/dfp!

  2. Dan says:

    i think your computer has a virus