Tag Archives: malvertising

Sneaky! There’s a crypto-miner under my taskbar

      Comments Off on Sneaky! There’s a crypto-miner under my taskbar

Crypto-miners are all the rage at the moment. When a movie pirating site ran one surreptitiously, it raised a few eyebrows, but then a well-respected news site was found out to do so as well, and now it seems the list of sites secretly using visitors’ browsers to mine for… Read more »

Share

Google launches malvertising counter attack

      Comments Off on Google launches malvertising counter attack

In order to prevent its users from being steered onto bogus websites, Google is planning on launching three new Chrome security features in early 2018 – designed to counter the wave of malicious ads infesting its systems. This kind of malvertising-based URL redirection uses JavaScript code installed in iframes embedded… Read more »

Share

UCL attack driven by malvertising

      Comments Off on UCL attack driven by malvertising

The formidable AdGholas malvertising threat group is now believed to be linked to the recent ransomware attack on University College London. The malvertising group, which used its Astrum Exploit Kit to distribute the Mole ransomware, appears to be moving away from its traditional theatre of operations in banking malware in… Read more »

Share

Malvertising attack on German Parliament thwarted

      Comments Off on Malvertising attack on German Parliament thwarted

The German parliament is the latest political institution to suffer a cyber attack. Using malvertising, which involves injecting malicious or malware-laden advertisements into legitimate online advertising networks and webpages, attackers commandeered the Jerusalem Post website in an attempt to steer users to a malicious site. This type of spear-phishing attack,… Read more »

Share