A massive malvertising attack is striking adult content portals, including top porn domain x which has close to half a billion monthly visitors.
The malicious advertisement was being served by Traffic Haus (it has since been removed), and was for a dating application called “Sex Messenger.” Malwarebytes Labs found that it was displayed often enough to reliably reproduce the infection—and found that this attack, like others in the same campaign, infects a user’s machine with ransomware via an exploit kit.
The Malwarebytes Lab research team has detected various large malvertising attacks over the past few months, including those targeting Yahoo! These all appear to be connected and pushed out by the same group of criminals.
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“What allows us to differentiate [this campaign] from other malvertising attacks are some similar patterns in the infrastructure, such as the use of free cloud-based platforms providing Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).” Researchers have observed the Microsoft Azure and Red Hat cloud platforms being used by the threat actors behind the attack, and now, a new platform has been added to the mix.
The bad guys are using IBM’s Bluemix, looking to make use of the free HTTPS encryption that it provides them in the delivery of malicious code.
Segura noted that the authors of the attack are getting smarter: Several checks are embedded within the ad to verify that the user is genuine; only real users will get to see the exploit kit landing page, therefore excluding honeypots and security researchers alike.
They say everyone remembers their first time and I certainly remember mine.
It was the summer of 1992, with a beautiful blonde girl.
Well actually, now I think about it, there were probably four or five girls.And there were a couple of men as well, one of whom I distinctly recall having a handlebar moustache and wearing nothing but a pair of black Nike Air Jordans.For millions of men, the first time they watch porn was – is – part of the process of growing up.Part of the journey to sexual maturation, when you start finding out what turns you on, even which gender turns you on.For most people of my generation the process was fairly harmless; maybe a peek at Playboy, a Mills and Boon novel or, in my case, a slightly disturbing encounter with a foreign satellite channel while surfing BSky B for the Italian football highlights.Our guilty pleasure was, in hindsight, all fairly innocent.