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CBS-affiliated Television Stations Expose Visitors to Angler Exploit Kit

 
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05/12/2016 01:05 AM
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CBS-affiliated Television Stations Expose Visitors to Angler Exploit Kit
A rogue advertiser managed to subvert the Taggify self-serve ad platform to push the Angler exploit kit to unsuspecting visitors of two CBS affiliated TV stations. One in St. Louis called KMOV, and the other WBTV, is located in Charlotte, North Carolina

[link to blog.malwarebytes.org (secure)]


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[link to en.wikipedia.org (secure)]

Malvertising involves injecting malicious or malware-laden advertisements into legitimate online advertising networks and webpages.[2] Online advertisements provide a solid platform for spreading malware because significant effort is put into them in order to attract users and sell or advertise the product.[3] Because advertising content can be inserted into high-profile and reputable websites, malvertising provides malefactors an opportunity to push their attacks to web users who might not otherwise see the ads, due to firewalls, more safety precautions, or the like.[4][5] Malvertising is "attractive to attackers because they 'can be easily spread across a large number of legitimate websites without directly compromising those websites'."[6]

Malvertising is a fairly new concept for spreading malware and is even harder to combat because it can work its way into a webpage and spread through a system unknowingly: "The interesting thing about infections delivered through malvertising is that it does not require any user action (like clicking) to compromise the system and it does not exploit any vulnerabilities on the website or the server it is hosted from... infections delivered through malvertising silently travel through Web page advertisements

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05/12/2016 01:41 AM
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Re: CBS-affiliated Television Stations Expose Visitors to Angler Exploit Kit
They are scary as hell.


One took my computer completely down a couple of years ago (yes, they have been around that long) when I went to the Lazy-boy website.

Had to re-build from scratch. Luckily I had 'ghosted' a few months earlier.





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