Netscape.com Hacked

The ongoing Digg versus Netscape spat has apparently escalated into a hacking attack against America Online's Netscape.com social media Web site.

Virus researchers at Finnish security vendor F-Secure discovered the Netscape.com hack during research work around cross-site scripting vulnerabilities on social networking sites and said the attack was obviously the work of Digg fans. In the cross-site scripting attacks, visitors to Netscape.com encountered JavaScript pop-up alerts with comical pro-Digg messages and, in some cases, were redirecting Netscape.com visitors to Digg.

"Attackers (who are obviously fans of Digg) have used the XSS vulnerability to inject their own JavaScript code snippets into pages on the website, including the homepage," said a note posted by F-Secure anti-phishing researcher S.G Masood.

Netscape released a statement this afternoon stating that the vulnerability had been patched and that visitors are once again safe browsing the site.

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It's absolutely disgusting that any Digg user would say this is acceptable behavior. Whether or not this was an actual hacking attack, or simply a story submission that took advantage of some code hole is irrelevant. One would think Digg users were a bit more, mature. Apparently not.

I am shocked that this has gotten so much support on Digg.