The article in question automatically directed users to a landing page containing a notoriously effective exploit kit called Angler. An exploit kit is a package which contains a range of exploits for various known software vulnerabilities. This means that if Angler detects that the victim is running Java, then it can deploy a Java exploit. If the victim is running Internet Explorer, then it can deploy an Internet Explorer exploit. Similarly if the victim is running Flash, then a Flash exploit is deployed.The exploit kit was activated even if the user didn’t click on the affected link. This news follows the findings that lately two other UK news sites, The Independent and The Daily Mail, were also placed into the “hacked website” category when they were recently hit by similar attacks using the Angler exploit kit.