Jamie Oliver website infected by virus for a second time

The website of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has been hacked for a second time.

Security researchers have found "malicious code" on the site just a month after it was first found to be harbouring a virus.

Malware from the site could have put anyone using a vulnerable browser at risk of exposing logins, passwords and other data, it has been reported.

Maarten van Dantzig from Fox-IT told the BBC that anyone visiting the site using an Internet Explorer browser that did not have up-to-date plug-ins for Java and Flash would be infected.

A spokesperson for Jamie Oliver confirmed the attack but said the site had been cleaned up and it was now safe to visit.

JamieOliver.com was first hit by hackers in mid-February but administrators said they cleared the breach quickly. The site is visited by about 10 million people a month.

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Cameron Clarke has been a journalist at The Drum for more than 10 years and is now its Deputy Editor. Based in the UK, he is primarily responsible for overseeing The Drum's coverage of the media industry and marketing agencies. His work includes long reads on Brewdog, Patagonia, De Correspondent and the future of sports rights. He was named Feature Writer of the Year at the 2017 PPA Scottish Magazine Awards.

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