Jamie Oliver, one of the world's most famous chefs, has just had his website hacked.
Researchers at Websense Security Lab report "malicious activity" on jamieoliver.com, which was "compromised" by malware on Wednesday. Oliver's website gets more than 10 million visits per month, according to the online security specialists, and attracts fans all over the world. It's ranked at 519 in the most popular UK sites.
It's likely that thousands would have visited Oliver's website yesterday, all eager to find inspiration for tasty ideas for Shrove Tuesday. But alongside recipes for dishes such as "coconut pancakes with pomegranate jewels" and features about why we should all eat less meat, Oliver has inadvertently served up some malicious code. The Register explains that it could affect users' machines. It's not clear how long jamieoliver.com was hit, though.
Malwarebytes senior researcher Jérôme Segura says the hack was a "carefully and well hidden" attack. He advises that "The web masters will need to look for additional evidence of infection, rather than simply restore or delete the offending script."
Here's the scary warning message found when perusing Oliver's website:
Jamie Oliver's web team responded to the issue. In a statement emailed to Business Insider, a spokesperson said:
The team at jamieoliver.com found a low level malware problem and dealt with it quickly. The site is now safe to use. We have had only a handful of comments from users over the last couple of days, and no-one has reported any serious issues. We apologise to anyone who was at all worried after going on the site. The Jamie Oliver website is regularly checked for vulnerabilities by both our in-house team and an independent third party and they quickly deal with anything that is found. The team is confident that no data has been compromised in this incident but if anyone is worried, do please use the contact form on the site.
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