Friday 25 September 2015

Malvertising Campaign Targeting On Top Adult Websites

Oops! Malvertising Campaign Targeting On Top Adult Websites.

Malvertising assault focusing on various grown-up sites, including xhamster, which draws in near a large portion of a billion visitors per month.

What is Malvertising ?
Malvertising (from "malicious advertising") is the use of online advertising to spread malware. Malvertising involves injecting malicious or malware-laden advertisements into legitimate online advertising networks and webpages.

According to report of Malwarebytes,

Malvertising first check that, whether you are running Internet Explorer, and exploits the CVE-2013-7331 Microsoft. XMLDOM ActiveX control vulnerability in Microsoft Windows 8.1 and earlier.

Image by Malwarebytes

The malicious advert served by TrafficHaus was for a dating application called ‘Sex Messenger’ and was displayed often enough that we were able to reliably reproduce the infection in our lab, something that isn’t always feasible when it comes to malvertising.

Malwarebytes researcher also identiify that Microsoft Azure and RedHat cloud platforms and now are seeing IBM’s Bluemix being leveraged by threat actors who enjoy the free HTTPS encryption that it provides them in the delivery of malicious code.

Researchers also spotted latest attack on xHamster website that time distributes browser-based ransomeware.

Below websites are latest victim of Malvertising attack
  • Forbes
  • Yahoo
  • Microsoft
  • Realtor

How can we protect?
  • To update latest OS
  • Always Keep your Computer to protect by Internet Security
  • Use AdBlocker add-on in your browser

We have also deleted all third party ads due to Malvertising.

Please read: >> Malvertising Hits 10 Million In 10 Days.  You Might Be Under Attack While Surfing The Web.


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