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Wally
15th February 2016, 06:26 PM
B U L L E T I N (ID: HKRI-A76MNH)
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Researchers recently spotted a malvertising campaign that used poisoned ads on Skype to redirect users to the Angler exploit kit.

Further analysis revealed that the campaign leveraged ads posted on a number of other websites, including shopping sites (ebay.it), gaming forums (wowhead.com, gsn.com, zam.com, wikia.com), news sites (dailymail.co.uk), and online internet portals such as msn.com, to redirect users to a landing page for the Angler exploit kit.

This latest campaign clearly demonstrates that platforms that display ads, even when they are not the browser, are not immune from malvertising.

With that in mind, it would be a good idea to install an ad-blocker to protect against those pesky browser-based apps. Installing an anti-virus solution will provide added protection if attackers decide to migrate their ads to non-browser applications.

In either scenario, it is best that you refrain from clicking on an ad, as you have no idea where it might take you.

W E B L I N K S
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By David Bisson: → https://www.grahamcluley.com/2016/02/skype-ads-angler-exploit-kit/