Thursday, 11 June 2015

Weather Infected Ads On Popular Websites

On several popular websites that get together at least 50 million visitors per month are infected ads have appeared that attempt to install malware. These include CNN to Indonesia, the official site of the Prague airport, RTL Television Croatia and the game Bejeweled Blitz.

The ads will be distributed through the OpenX advertising platform-that in the past has been used frequently for "malvertising". According to Websense , found that the ads make many websites use OpenX installations and are often shared between multiple websites, or is it an advertiser that the technology used on multiple websites.

The infected ads, going around for weeks, using a recently patched vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player. In case users have not installed the update, and the attack is successful, a Trojan horse installed on the computer there. Anti-virus company BitDefender advises Internet users therefore to install a AdBlocker to block these types of infected ads.

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