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Malvertising campaign exploits WordPress glitch

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Malicious actors have exploited security flaws in the WordPress Content Management System to launch a major malvertising campaign. Israeli cybersecurity firm Check Point was first to identify this operation and suggests that it could be responsible for as many as 40,000 attempted infections each week. According to Check Point, the… Read more »

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

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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 »

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Google launches malvertising counter attack

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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 »

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UCL attack driven by malvertising

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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 »

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Malvertising attack on German Parliament thwarted

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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 »

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