Domestic Goddess and celebrity chef Nigella Lawson has become the latest victim of internet hackers.
On Monday, her website www.nigella.com was the target of a Structured Query Language (SQL) attack. The attack, which was detected by ScanSafe, saw malware, including a Trojan, installed on the website. Visitors to the site could potentially have been infected if their browser wasn’t fully patched.
"SQL injection attacks have become the most common form of website compromise, outpacing all other types of compromise by 212 per cent," said Eldar Tuvey, chief executive of ScanSafe.
"High-profile websites such as Nigella Lawson's must realise that they are becoming an appealing target for these cyber criminals. The compromise of legitimate and trusted websites has contributed to a 278 percent increase in web-based malware for the first half of the year."