New Malvertising Campaign On News Sites Exposes Millions To Spyware

ESET researchers have warned that millions of internet users visiting popular news sites over the past few months may have been exposed to a malicious malvertising campaign. The cybercriminals behind the campaign are distributing malicious ads, which redirect users to the Stegano exploit kit. Tim Erlin, Sr. Director, Product Management at Tripwire commented below.

Tim Erlin, Sr. Director, Product Management at Tripwire:

tim_erlin“While the headline may be about this malware, users should take note of the known, published exploits on which Stegano relies.

You can prevent this malware by keeping your Internet Explorer and Flash versions current and patched.

All malware requires a way to get onto your system, and the most common methods are through known vulnerabilities and phishing.”

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