NBC.com hacked, Google Chrome and Facebook block the site

By Gina Hall

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Several major sites have been hacked recently had Hollywood hasn’t been spared. NBC reported Thursday that it was actively working to resolve issues on its website after security professionals warned that the NBC.com and its subsidiary sites had been hacked and infected with code that spread the Citadel Trojan, according to a report by PC World.

Security software developer Malwarebytes spokesperson said Citadel is a reproduction of the older Zeus Banker Trojan and “has the same capabilities of stealing financial information from users.” NBC, however, denies that any information was stolen.

“We’ve identified the problem and are working to resolve it. No user information has been compromised,” NBC said in a statement.

According to the report, NBC eliminated the infected code by late Thursday evening. However, anyone infected with the Citadel Trojan after visiting an NBC site earlier day may also have ransomware installed on their system, the spokesperson said.

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