SurfRight: other news sites serving malware via advertising




Security SurfRight reports that not only recent days malware is spread via advertisements on, but also the sites of De Volkskrant, Trouw, served Het Parool and Dumpert as a conduit for malicious advertisements.

Monday, Fox-IT did know via the ad networks AppNexus and Rubicon malware was served through banners that could be found on the website of De Telegraaf. Also some foreign news sites were targeted. The attackers used the so-called Angler exploitkit to infect vulnerable Windows systems, where the attacks Netherlands in particular were targeted.

Meanwhile know SurfRight to report that the websites of De Volkskrant, Trouw and Het Parool, which incidentally just as Tweakers are part of publisher De Persgroep, malware have served via infected advertising banners. Also Dumpert, a popular video site would be used by the attackers.

SurfRight says through his HitMan Pro Alert antivirus hundreds of attempts to have detected malware-infection with Flash components as source of infection were to be appointed. The attackers tried in this way to install only in the active working memory trojan Bedep. According to the company’s statistics have stopped the attacks Monday around 16:30.


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