Friday, 23 October 2015

Infected Ads With T-Online And eBay Germany

On the website of the German ISP T-Online and eBay Germany are infected ads appeared which attempted to infect visitors with malware. Also received several other German sites to do with the infected ads but and are respectively 131 million and 79 million monthly visitors by far the biggest websites were affected.

Through the ads were visitors silently redirected to pages with the Angler- and Neutrino-exploit kits. This exploit kits do include using known vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer and Adobe Flash Player. These are known vulnerabilities. Users whose software was up-to-date therefore were not at risk.

What malware was installed on the attack late anti-malware company Malwarebytes not know. The ad network which spread the infected ads would meanwhile have intervened, but analyst Jerome Segura does not rule out that the attack campaign through other ad networks will continue.

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