NBC's Web site is up and running again after being knocked offline by a cyberattack for several hours yesterday.
The NBC site was the victim of a form of malware known as the Citadel Trojan. This specific strain targets companies in an attempt to steal usernames, passwords and other sensitive data. People who visit sites infected by the trojan can find their own PCs infected as well.
In the past, Citadel typically attacked banks and financial firms but has since expanded its reach to a wider range of organizations.
NBC, which is part of cable giant Comcast, is still trying to figure out how the attack occurred, … Read more