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Malvertizing getting in because of unpatched servers

October 9th 2015 in Malvertizing

Cite: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/10/08/the-malicious-side-of-online-ads-how-unpatched-servers-hurt-us-all/

It’s hard to believe that an ad server could remain unpatched for *two years*.  Laziness, pure and simple.


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At first glance, it looks like a great idea. It won’t, however, make that much of a difference for its own ads. Google has been automatically converting a lot of Flash ads served via its network to HTML5 anyway, and I’m not sure how much safer HTML5 may prove to be, in the end.

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Cite: https://blog.malwarebytes.org/malvertising-2/2015/10/angler-exploit-kit-blasts-daily-mail-visitors-via-malvertising/

And, it was being displayed on the home page of the site.

Affected users were exposed to the Angler Exploit Kit and from there Cryptowall ransomware.

 

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