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NHS error redirected users to malicious websites

Feb 04, 2014, 1:14 AM EST
A "coding error" on the NHS website exposed users to harmful websites rather than health advice.

A "coding error" on the NHS website exposed users to harmful websites rather than health advice. More than 800 pages on NHS.uk automatically redirected unsuspecting users to pages that contain either malware or advertising. The affected pages were highlighted by a user who posted details of the problem on Reddit.

Background:

NHS web page error sent users to malicious websites [BBC]

NHS scrambles to fix bug sending users to malware site [The Guardian]

 

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