Software ransomware hit a number of famous international news sites

Mar

17

2016

The number of the world’s major news websites electronic weapons attack ads to Tthbyt “ransomware software” Ransomware on users’ personal computers, according to security researchers published a warning in the company, “Miloerbaits” Malwarebytes.

The company explained that the attack, which targeted users in the United States, hit the news sites experiencing traffic billions of visitors, including the New York Times, and the BBC, “BBC,” service “AOL” AOL, and “Football Association American “NFL over the weekend.

Malwarebytes and added that he had been malware distribution through multiple ad networks, and then she used a number of loopholes software, including the loophole was repaired recently in the “Silverlight” software Silverlight from Microsoft’s competitor to serve the flash from Adobe, which was stopped in 2013.

When infected show ads to users, it redirects the web page to servers hosting malware, which includes several exploit loopholes, “Engler” Angler wide use among cybercriminals.

Security company explained that the kit then try to find any back door position to enter the PC target, where you install a program like cryptolocker, in order to your hard disk encryption of the user and then demand a ransom of digital currency “Bitcoin” Bitcoin to cancel encryption.

It is noteworthy that such programs, known as “ransomware software,” quickly became the most popular type of malware for criminals to be installed on computers hacked, to overtake the least serious threats, such as malicious ads and Trojans. This has appeared in earlier this month, the first software to extract ransom target operating system “Mac OS X”, a subsidiary of Apple.

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