Attackers spread ransomware through old Opera versions




For the third time in roughly a year, attackers have the servers of Opera Software to know successful attack. This time was distributed through an older Opera version malware, although the impact it seems to fall.

Opera logo (90 pix) The attackers were under Opera access to a database, where they adapted a few fields. In one particular case, an Opera user could then be faced with malware. As a new user of Opera 12, an outdated version of Opera, agreed with the suggestion to install Flash served him instead of the Flash installer executable with malware.

According to Opera are minimally affected by the attack, two users, but there are probably more. The malware was served ransomware: who put the PC of the user to lock and forces them to pay to access her money back. According to Opera, the impact of the attack was limited, he was quick stop put and users can no longer infected.

Whether or not limited impact, however, does not hide that it is the third time in roughly a year that Opera has been hacked with the aim to spread malware. In June, it was a certificate of Opera looted, which may have been used to distribute software. flying the flag of Opera Last year referred the default home page of Opera for a few hours to malware.


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